Jura 12 Years “Water” concludes Douglas Laing's "Element" series

Four cask strength Old Particular releases represent the four elements


It has been almost exactly a year since the independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co. announced the first release of a new series of single cask whiskies. A 12-year-old Craigellachie represented the element of fire at the start of the Old Particular "Elements" collection. Now it is again a 12-year-old single malt whisky that is to be released and it marks the end of the four-part series: the Jura 12 Years Water Edition with a cask strength of 54.3% ABV was presented.

The Jura 12 Years Water Edition was finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt, which rounded up the Jura whisky’s salty, maritime character with wintery spicy notes and toffee aromas. Cara Laing, Director of Whisky, said: “Our Old Particular Elements Series celebrates the natural elements that, combined with human care and attention, produce the Scotch Whiskies that are celebrated the world over. Our cask selection for the Elements Series seeks to embody each of the Elements individually, with the maritime qualities of this particular cask neatly personifying the small but mighty Isle of Jura and its surrounding wild seas.”

The Old Particular Elements series thus consists of Craigellachie 12 Years (fire), a Cameronbridge 27 Years (air), a Caol Ila 8 Years (earth) and the new Jura 12 Years (water). All Old Particular Single Malt Whiskies are bottled without chill filtration and show their natural color.

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