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Jura Elixir, 40%

Price: $25 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Jura Elixir is exclusive to the Sainsbury's supermarket chain, and takes its name from the legend that the water of Jura possesses life-prolonging qualities. Elixir was finished in a mix of American white oak and ex-sherry casks. The nose is mildly fungal, with caramel and sea salt. Treacle toffee, ginger, and citrus fruits on the palate, which is ultimately slightly acrid. The finish is medium in length and spicy, with licorice. £16 (350 ml)