Jura launches 1988 and 1989 limited edition vintages

Nov 25, 2019by Melita Kiely

Single malt Scotch brand Jura has unveiled two limited edition whiskies: Jura Rare Vintage 1989 and Jura Rare Vintage 1988 – 2019 Bottling.

Jura Rare Vintage 1989 has been matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels for 30 years. It is said to have flavours of honeyed pear, vanilla cake and spicy cinnamon. Bottled at 53.5% ABV, the expression contains no added caramel colouring and has not been chill-filtered. It will retail for RRP £650 (US$837) per 700ml. The 2019 edition of Jura Rare Vintage 1988 was first aged in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to Port pipes for a further five years. It is said to have notes of honey, baked apples, red fruits and toasted pistachios. Bottled at 52.8% ABV without caramel colouring or chill-filtration, the 1988 vintage will also have an RRP of £650 per 700ml. Gregg Glass, whisky maker and blender, said: “Jura has been in a unique position to create a history of single malts like no other. “These releases are no exception and are a reflection of the dedication of our community over generations to produce the finest whiskies. “Our rare and limited releases pay homage to the people and breathtaking landscape of Jura over the years, and offer our growing, global community the truly unique flavour of our island home.” Earlier this year, Whyte & Mackay, which owns the Jura brand, unveiled a six-figure campaign in the UK, called Say Hello to Jura.