|Jura, Camas An Staca (Scotland) |
Jura has been releasing some distinctive and high-quality expressions during the past couple of years, and 30-year-old Camas an Staca is a notable addition to the portfolio. The name is taken from the Gaelic for ‘standing stone,’ and pays homage to the largest of Jura’s eight remaining standing stones, known as ‘The Bay of the Protecting Rocks.’
Camas an Staca has been initially matured in American white oak casks before spending a final three-years in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso ex-sherry butts. Just 2,500 bottles will be released each year. Mellow and lightly oily on the nose, with figs, sherry, orange, and a savoury note. Vanilla emerges, along with malt, and finally a hint of cinnamon and parma violets. The palate is soft and supple, with more orange, plus cocoa, sultanas, and dates. The finish is lengthy and features dark chocolate, raisins, aniseed, and subtle spices.
44.0% ABV, 70cl, £350.00, specialist whisky merchants.