Whisky Reviews: Jura Whisky

By Melissa Slaughter



Whisky is for winter; that’s my take. Whisky is for cool nights, wool blankets, and smoldering fireplaces. But what kind of whisky? I like a lighter, sweeter whisky. So sue me if peaty whisky makes me think of sheep and dirt. I started drinking real whisky (i.e., Oban, Lagavulin, Cragganmore) when I began working at a chocolate company after college. Before that, I had sipped on whisky out of plastic bottles like a typical artsy college student. Nowadays, I prefer to drink whisky in a hot toddy on a cold night.



Jura Seven Wood 42% ABV

Seven Wood is my kind of whisky. Smooth and sweet with an pseudo-woodsy aftertaste. It’s a great sipping whisky for a conversation in front of a fire. I added an ice cube to mine, giving it an almost syrupy texture. For anyone looking to sip on a glass and stare at your newly lit holiday home, give this one a try!

Jura 18 Year Old 44% ABV

There’s only one way for me to describe this whisky: spicy!! This single malt packs a fiery punch as it dances down your gullet. With sharp hints of cinnamon and holiday aromatics, this is a whisky I’d use for mulled wine, eggnog, or a hot toddy. If you have a holiday cocktail party in your future, spice things up with Jura 18.



Melissa has lived in all four time zones in the contiguous United States. A former actor in Seattle, WA, Melissa now resides in NYC as a content creator. She is the producer of the
We're Not All Ninjas podcast, which she also hosts with fellow Hapa Mag writer, Alex Chester. Melissa also writes for online blogs Nerdophiles and The Nerds of Color. Find her @NotAllNinjasPod.