A core bottling from the Isle of Jura’s only distillery. This 10 year old has exhibits the distillery’s classic oily, briny characteristics.
Aroma:Some peat, aniseed, oily, dry, pungent.
Flavours:Smoky and dry, a muscular, powerful Jura with notes of nutmeg, cardamom, sea spray. Coal tar.
Character: Good length, with punchy, dry peat smoke and dry herbal notes.
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Like Jura “Superstition,” this is a peated expression of Jura whisky. Compared to Superstition, Prophecy seems richer, heavier, sweeter, deeper, leafier, with more tarry notes. I’m also picking up more spice (cinnamon, anise, dark chocolate) and some fruit (lime, mandarin orange, green apple), with a subtle, yet intriguing, suggestion of burnt popcorn. Prophecy is also bottled at 46% and not chill-filtered—which I think brings out more subtle nuances and texture in the whisky. The only tradeoff is that I’m picking up less of the Jura spirit and less sea characteristics. But this is a small tradeoff, considering how much more you’re getting with Prophecy. Promoted as a limited annual release.
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