The Isle of Jura 30 year old is a true work of art. The bottle bears the image of the Camas an Staca standing stone found on the Isle of Jura which dates back over 3000 years to the bronze age and symbolises the passage of time. Much as this ancient stone has done, this whisky must wait patiently through the years, spending the first 27 years in American white oak before finishing its final three in Amoroso sherry casks. A deep walnut colour. On the nose, plenty of warming spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Lots of fruity notes too with spicy apple, honeyed figs, dates, prunes, raisins and perhaps just a touch of lemon. Orange flavours lead the way on the palate with some sweet pineapple. Licorice flavours too, with some dark chocolate and toffee notes. The sherry notes from the cask finish become apparent too as the flavours develop. A dry finish with some fruity notes and a splash of sea spray.