Jura uses pale ale casks for new whisky
Whyte & Mackay-owned Scotch producer Jura has added a single malt matured in pale ale casks to its Cask Edition Series.
Jura Pale Ale Cask Edition has been produced from a ‘relationship forged’ between Jura’s whisky makers and local breweries during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
During lockdown, Jura’s whisky makers, Gregg Glass and Joe Ricketts, came together with local craft brewers to source beer casks.
The ongoing collaborative seasoning programme is a testament to the tiny island community and ongoing resourcefulness of the population, the brand said.
On the nose, the whisky opens with aromas of honeyed cereal, vanilla spice and hints of pineapple.
The palate delivers bright and fruity flavours, alongside notes of sweet citrus and a subtle, tropical hop character.
This is rounded off with vanilla and a smooth and creamy finish.
The 40% ABV single malt whisky is described as ‘perfect for beer lovers looking to get into whisky’, and for whisky drinkers looking for something ‘different’.
The 700ml bottle of Jura Pale Ale Cask Edition is now available in the UK from retailers including Tesco, with a pricetag of RRP £35 (US$43.55).