One Litre Scotch Super Deals
This is where the value is! Fabulous prices on big-name brands at direct import prices including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Bowmore and more. Many bottlings otherwise available via duty free only.
As the coronavirus continues to create havoc across the globe, no industry has taken the brunt of its force more than the travel industry. With flights cancelled and borders closed, international travel has ground to a halt. The immediate effect on Travel Retail / Duty Free has been so great, word is that some distilleries are suspending the production of one litre bottlings usually reserved for Travel Retail / Duty Free. Until the travel industry is back on its feet and there is renewed demand from international tourists, supplies of one litre whiskies and other spirits will most likely start to dry up. Already re-stocks of many Glenfarclas, Macallan, Bowmore, Balvenie whiskies, just to name a few, are becoming difficult to procure. Now is the time to grab these one litre super deals on Scotch whisky as supply is not guaranteed for the foreseeable future.
- Direct Import ReducedIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $120.00
'The Sound' is the entry level expression from Jura's new Travel Retail range. All five whiskies are 'enhanced' in casks that previously held Pedro Ximénez sherry. This one was finished in barrels that held 15 year old PX and named after Jura’s northern strait, home to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, a notorious whirlpool lying in wait for the unwary. It's an easy-drinking, lightly peated malt with flavours of caramel fudge, black forest fruits and milk chocolate. Big one litre format. 42.5% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 42.5%
- 90 90Direct Import ReducedIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $150.00
A limited release of around 10,000 bottles with new batches expected every year, the legend of the Jura prophecy dates from the early 1700's when it was said that the illustrious Campbell family had evicted a wise old seer blessed with the sight of a third eye - the ability to see the future, she prophesised that when the last member of the family left Jura they would be one eyed and his belongings would be carried in a cart drawn by a white horse. In 1938 Charles Campbell left the island. Blind in one eye from the Great war and having fallen on bad times, his goods were carried in a cart drawn by a single white horse. He was the last Campbell to leave the Island and the last laird of Jura. The prophecy was fulfilled and over time the story became legend.
- ABV 46%
This 'profoundly peated' dram was made to replicate the style at the time of Charles Campbell and was matured in a mixture of cask types before being finished in oloroso sherry casks.
Tasting note: Bright gold. Sweet and smokey aromatics (bacon fat / smoked trout) have an industrial edge too; a foundation of clean sweet cereals beneath it all. Entry is light and slightly waxy then peppery. Off-dry with the peat taking on an ashy, kippery slant. Good length, ending dry, tannic and cigar box like. Spices persist, along with mild lanolin and cigar box. Peppery and peaty. Non chill filtered. 46% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Like “Superstition,” this is a peated expression of Jura. Compared to Superstition, Prophecy seems richer, heavier, sweeter, deeper, leafier, with more tarry notes. I’m also picking up more spice (cinnamon, anise, dark chocolate) and some fruit (lime, mandarin orange, green apple), with a subtle yet intriguing suggestion of burnt popcorn. Prophecy is also bottled at 46% and not chill-filtered—which I think brings out more subtle nuances and texture in the whisky. The only tradeoff is that I’m picking up less of the Jura spirit and less sea characteristics. But this is a small tradeoff, considering how much more you’re getting with Prophecy. Promoted as a limited annual release.Youthfiul and well made...- 90.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
88 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: John Hansell (Summer 2010)
82Direct Import ReducedIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $140.00
- ABV 42%
Other reviews... Exclusive to the Travel Retail arena, Jura Turas-Mara takes its name from the Gaelic for “long journey.” It has been matured in an array of casks sourced from America, Spain, France, and Portugal. Initially, green apples on the nose, then sweet fruit notes—jelly babies—plus coconut and fudge. A little linseed in the background. Vanilla, peaches, mango, and lively spices on the palate. The finish dries, with aniseed balls, becoming slightly powdery. 85 points -www.maltadvocate.com, (Fall 2013) Reviewed by: Gavin Smith
"...Some irresistible jaffa cake moments but the oils are rather too severe and tangy".
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2014
- Direct ImportIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
Lying just to the East of Islay, off Scotland's west coast, Jura is one of Scotland's most spectacular but least known islands. The Isle covers 36,692 hectares and rises to a height of 785m. The name Jura has several meanings : “two brothers Dih and Rah”, “island of yew trees”, and “island of red deer”. However, with a human population of under 200 and about 5000 red deer, (the deer out number the people by around twenty five to one), expert opinion tends towards the latter.
- ABV 40%
The Jura whisky is produced from water from Loch A'Bhaile Mhargaidh (Market Loch) and ground malted barley. The water is not peaty as the loch is high in the hills. The wash is distilled twice in pot stills. High necks on the stills give a light spirit. The whisky gains a little weight and richness by being matured in a mixture of American oak and Sherry casks.
The 10 year old Isle of Jura is a medium-bodied malt with the character and texture of a west Highland whisky - accessible with a hint of spice and fruitiness. Unlike some of its heavier Islay cousins, Isle of Jura is only lightly peated.
Tasting note: Nose: Oily, lightly piney, earthy, salty, dry. Palate: Sweetish, soft, malty, oily, slowly developing a slight island dryness and saltiness. Finish: A little malty sweetness and some saltiness. Comment: A lovely aperitif. 40% Alc./Vol.
Rating: 7.5/10 - Michael Jackson, www.whiskymag.com
- 91 90Direct ImportIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
Lying just to the East of Islay, off Scotland's west coast, Jura is one of the country's most spectacular but least known islands - notoriously inaccessible, and made famous by a distillery that shares its name. With just one pub and one main road, it’s likely not much has changed since 1946 when George Orwell complained of his difficulties getting to the island. Despite its location, the isle has probably been settled for around 10,000 years. “Jura” has several meanings: “two brothers Dih and Rah”, “island of yew trees”, and “island of red deer”. But with a human population of under 200 and about 5000 red deer, (the deer out number the people by around twenty five to one), expert opinion tends towards the latter. Historically, the island's remoteness meant it frequently escaped the mainland excise men. Illicit stills were common place. Laird Archibald Campbell built the Jura distillery in the early 1800s near a cave where illegal distilling had been carried on - possibly from the 1600s. The whisky produced then was a characteristic peaty malt – not at all like the present day Jura product. In the early 1900’s, due to internal disputes, the distillery was dismantled. The roofs were later removed to avoid paying rates and the distillery became a ruin. In the 1950’s, enthusiastic locals, Robin Fletcher and Riley-Smith, got together to see how they could solve a foreseeable jobs crisis on the island. They thought about reopening the distillery to see if new people could be attracted. They were joined by farmer, distiller and architect, Delme Evans. The trio raised financial backing eventually, mostly from Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, to re-build the distillery on the site of the old ruined one. Delve Evans said of his plans “My primary aim was to construct an economic distillery within the space available. Everything had to be simple and fall to hand. You could not afford to complicate things in so remote a location…. It was our intention to produce a Highland-type malt differing from the typically peaty stuff last produced in 1900. I therefore designed the stills to give spirit of a Highland character, and we ordered malt which was only lightly peated.” The new distillery was opened on April 26th 1963 and employed a quarter of the island’s male workforce. Presently owned by independent bottler, Whyte & Mackay, who bought Jura in 1993, the distillery uses American x Bourbon casks in the main with some sherry casks. A former Jura manager, Michael Heads, explained, "......the whole character of the place, mainly through the water we use and the conditions we mature it in, the fact that we're sitting beside the sea with salty air help to give Jura whisky its unique taste." At around 2 million litres of spirit per year, the distillery is not an insignificant operation. It has been a boon for the island community, currently attracting about 7000 visitors annually. Employing stills nearly 8 metres high, the house style tends towards a light to medium bodied spirit, on the drier side, making for fine aperitif whiskies with flavours of fruit, spice and subtle smokiness. So subtle, in fact, you can drink these anytime rather than waiting for the right mood (Prophecy and Superstition are the two peatiest expressions, but are nothing compared to Ardbeg, for example). Do your homework and you’ll see these prices represent great buying, especially given the large 1 litre formats. The 16 Year old spent 14 years in first fill American white oak Bourbon cask, followed by another two in ex-Amoroso oloroso sherry casks. "Duriach" is the name given to the inhabitants of Jura island and this particular bottling is the local's choice pick - hence the label. It's also Jura’s flagship expression.
- ABV 40%
Tasting note: Bright polished copper. Trace sulphur blows off to reveal an unexpectedly Sherry-rich nose. A delicate white pepper lift carries classic fruit cake notes along side dried fig / apricot and candied orange. Clean and fresh in the mouth with a middle weight profile of dried fruits, spicy stewed pear, a forgivable trace of sulphur and a lively ginger-bread finish. A tasty, medium bodied sherried malt that sits on the drier side. 40% Alc./Vol.Other reviews... By far and away the most improved Jura for a long time. 90.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017 Nose: Cedary. Shoe polish. Wood speaks up first but elegantly gives way to fruity notes. fruit cake. Marmalade. Raisin scones. Cinnamon. Palate: Round and mellow. Mouth-coating. Rich and luscious. Candied chestnut. Resiny. Smooth. Finish: Round, sweet, drying off on wood. Hint of chewed tobacco. Comment: A very restorative and comforting dram. 40% Alc./Vol. Rating: 8.25 - Martine Nouet, www.whiskymag.com
- 86Direct ImportIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
The Isle of Jura distillery uses x Bourbon oak in the main with some sherry casks. Jura's former manager, Michael Heads, explained, "......the whole character of the place, mainly through the water we use and the conditions we mature it in, the fact that we're sitting beside the sea with salty air help to give Jura whisky its unique taste." Drawing on the distilleries older malts and spring-peated younger whiskies, Jura Superstition is a tribute to the people, the traditions and the mystical heritage that make Jura island life unique. Aged in a selection of the finest ex-Bourbon casks to bring out spicy notes and subtle smokiness.
- ABV 43%
Other reviews… A rare case of where the whole is better than the parts. A malt that wins through because of a superb balance between peat and sweeter barley. Distinctive to the point of being almost unique. 43% Alc./Vol.
86 points - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2006
Nose: Immediate peatiness.Turfy rather than marine. Phenolics, macadamia nut, horchata. Light meaty note. Sweet centre. Palate: Light smoke lying above firm, young grassy, notes. beech nuts, heather. Silky feel. Finish: Good length. Drifting smoke. Comment: This seems to have the peatiness more to the fore than in the past. Rating: 77 - tasting note sourced from www.whiskymag.com
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Isle of Jura, SCOTLAND$120.00 Bottle
'The Road' is the second of five duty free Juras, all of which offer subtle smoke combined with partial aging Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks. Like the others, this one's spent the larger part of its life in x-bourbon barrels before a spell in Sherry casks that previously held 20 year old PX. Expect a light to medium bodied, well-rounded whisky with aromas of fresh apricots, bergamot and molasses and flavours of coffee, toasted pistachios and cinnamon. Big one litre format. 43.6% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 43.6%