Jura joins in the Fèis Ìle celebrations with its annual “Tastival” limited edition release
Despite being a ferry-ride away from the Queen of the Hebrides, Jura’s eponymous distillery takes part in Islay’s annual Festival of Music and Malt, or Fèis Ìle as it’s called in the mother tongue, with its own day dubbed Jura Tastival. Each year, the distillery encourages fans to discover the different sides of Jura with a variety of engaging tasting events that bring the characteristics of the island, the distillery and its whisky to life.
To celebrate and commemorate the event, the distillery releases a limited edition bottling also named Jura Tastival. This year’s release of Tastival marries some of the finest aged spirits in the Jura warehouses, enhanced in both first-fill American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hand-selected Graham’s Port pipes sourced from the Douro Valley in Portugal. Bottled at a natural strength of 51% abv without chill-filtration, each limited edition bottle is uniquely numbered.
Amber gold in colour with flashes of crimson mahogany, the nose opens with Black Forest fruits, chewy liquorice, ripe plums and creamy white chocolate. The palate introduces zesty oranges, and glazed pineapple atop a slice of walnut cake with crème de cassis. An excellent dram, now available at The Whisky Shop so you can join in the celebrations no matter where you are in the world.