About Island Single Malt Scotch

About Island Single Malt Scotch
Island Whisky refers to whisky made on the islands off the Scottish mainland, except for Islay. This includes the Orkney Isles; and the Western Islands (Arran, Jura, Mull, and Skye). These whiskies are characterized by various levels of smokiness and a distinctive, ethereal sea air quality.

Top Picks for Island Single Malt Scotch

Jura Tide 21 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$199
Dark amber color. Smoky aromas of ripe fig with honey, dark baked biscuits, fine leather, cherry jam, salted grilled baguette, and cola with a round, medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, very long menthol, dark chocolate, custard, and toasted hazelnut finish. A dreamy Island Malt with a rich array of flavors; divine.
Jura Journey Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
$34
Gold color. Aromas of roasted barley tea, honey, tomato leaf, tobacco, chocolate, and manchego with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length toasted black bread, lightly smoked tea, and chrysanthemum finish. A malty, chewy Single Malt Scotch Whisky to pair with dinner or dessert.
Jura 12 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$49
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted spice cake, iodine, smoked vanilla bean, digestive biscuit, raisins, honeycomb, toasted almond, lardons, and hints of black olive with a round, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, long finish with nuances of roasted hazelnut, dark chocolate, buttered black bread, and caramel. A robust, toasty Single Malt that sweeps across the palate with a chewy saunter.