The Jura distillery on the island of Jura was rebuilt in 1963. In Superstition, the owners wanted to produce a wild whisky that's as rich as the Jura story and a testament to all the intriguing histories around the world, so they added the ancient Ankh cross, a symbol of good luck in the western isles, to the front of the bottle. The finest young and aged (up to 21 years) whiskies go into this mysterious bottle, so there's a different flavour to explore with every drop. This is matured in ex-Bourbon casks and is a lightly peated malt with hints of smoke. Jura’s iconic distillery does not traditionally produce peated whiskies. Superstition, however, comprises 13 per cent of heavily peated malt and this ingredient delivers a lightly peated result. Furthermore, components of the peated element have been aged for up to 21 years, the significance of that being that age will have softened the overall peat impact.
The nose yields gentle peat aromas, a hint of sherry, toffee and honey, while on the smooth palate smoke, toffee and barley merge. The finish is medium in length, with a hint of salt and smoke. A very individual and attractive dram.