Jura Prophecy


Originally reviewed on reddit: 31/01/15

For a long time this was a unicorn whisky for me. I had a bottle of the superstition back when whisky was still prohibitively expensive here and I used only keep about 2 bottles on hand and they’d last me for months. On the box it mentioned that there was a more heavily peated expression called Prophecy and I love peated whisky, so I had to try it.

At the time this expression was not carried by Jura’s importer so it proved quite elusive, until one bright shiny day I attended a Jura tasting at the Bayern, a German restaurant in Tel Aviv where they had a bottle up for sale. I got it and split it with another Jura mad friend.

Aged 3 years * . 46%ABV. Aged in bourbon, sherry and French oak. Non-chill filtered. 

Nose: Peat, lots of peat, but light, not like the heavy Islay type. Some fruity sherry notes, well mixed in. Vanilla. Rich Cream. Spice, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg. Sea salt, brine. Honey. Lemon zest.

Palate: Peat, heavier and more earthy now, hits right away. Sherry fruits. Salt and wood, like an old sea-rotted boat.

Finish: Long. Sweetness stays on the tongue while long waves of smoke flow over it.

Would I buy this: Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 4/5

I haven’t tasted any recent batches of this and these notes are from a bottle I bought almost 2 years ago, but I really did like this one. I’m a fan of the peated Juras and the casking here leads to some interesting flavours.


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