Jura creates Rum Cask Finish whiskyBy Nicola Carruthers
Whyte & Mackay-owned Scotch producer Jura has released a single malt finished in rum casks.
The new Jura Rum Cask Finish (40% ABV) is the third expression in the Jura Cask Editions range, following a Sherry cask-finished bottling and a red wine cask-finished single malt in 2020.
Originally matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels, the single malt was finished in Caribbean rum casks.
The resulting liquid has a nose of exotic guava and coconut, sugar-coated almonds, apricots and a touch of citrus. The palate offers vanilla and fudge notes, with hints of mango, banana and guava.
Gregg Glass, whisky maker and blender at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Our Jura Cask Editions have been created to showcase cask types in partnership with the Jura distillery character.
“The flavours offer interesting interpretations of our classic style, making them ideal for those looking to explore new flavours and finishes.
“With Jura Rum Cask Finish, the taste experience has been enhanced through the finish to create a beautifully tropical and fruity result.
“In making this release, we wanted to share a single malt that’s easy drinking and great value with compelling character.”
The whisky is recommended served mixed in a fruit punch or with ginger beer.
It is also suggested to consume the whisky alongside grilled or glazed pineapple, or with a traditional Caribbean dish such as jerk chicken.
Available in the UK initially, Jura Rum Cask Finish can be purchased in Tesco stores for £45 (US$62) per one-litre bottle.