A stunning release from Jura, Tide is a 21 year old single malt with a dual maturation, released as part of the Aged Vintage series. Firstly, the whisky rested in American white oak bourbon barrels before it was transferred to hand-selected virgin American white oak casks, which imparted a slightly more spicy character. It was finally bottled at 46.7% ABV in a frosted glass bottle, along with a pretty funky presentation box.
Nose: Gingerbread, buttery caramel digestive biscuits and tropical fruit, namely banana.
Palate: Melted white chocolate, toasted walnut, sugared almonds, gingersnap biscuits, marzipan.
Finish: A spicy finish with allspice, pepper and a touch of honey.