Scotch producer Jura has released a Sherry cask-finished whisky as the second expression in its Cask Editions series.
The launch of Jura Winter Edition follows the release of Jura Red Wine Cask earlier this year, the first expression in the Cask Editions range.
Each whisky in the new series celebrates the role of different cask finishes during the maturation process. The Cask Editions series aims to showcase the “connection between the land and the spirit”, bringing regional and seasonal flavours to the whisky.
The new Winter Edition (40% ABV) is initially matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels and finished in hand-selected aged Spanish Sherry casks.
Gregg Glass, whiskymaker at Jura owner Whyte & Mackay, said: “I’m really passionate about exploring the flavour we can unlock within Jura. In our new Winter Edition we’ve created the perfect festive season toaster.
“In this expression, we have crafted a harmonious marriage of sweet spices and freshly baked apple pie, which result in an indulgent whisky while staying true to the heart of our distillery character with its mapled and citrusy characteristics.”
Described as a “rich and warm full-bodied” whisky, the expression has notes of sweetness from sticky maple syrup, spicy mulled wine and freshly brewed coffee. The finish offers whipped vanilla and cinnamon spice.
Jura Winter Edition is available in both one-litre and 700ml formats. The one-litre bottle is available exclusive in Tesco stores across the UK, priced at £44 (US$58.50).