Prophecy is a peated Jura released in small batches. Matured in (French) Limousine oak casks and finished in 1989 Oloroso Sherry butts from Gonzalez Byass.
Needless to say, with phenolic level of 35 ppm, this Jura is powerful with peat. And even though spicy, it’s not like the usual Jura whiskies. Rough and straight forward with character. Has bit of a fruity side as well. Jura Prophecy is like young Clint Eastwood.
And when compared to the Superstition or Jura 10 year old single malt, you’ll get a better whisky in Prophecy, For a Few Dollars More. Well, more than few dollars but I just had to use the Eastwood movie reference!
Nose: Smoke and peat, with peat dominating. Little bit of phenols. Sweet with hints of lemon zest. Water makes it floral.
Taste: Burnt toast and peat with lingering spices. Smooth, yet crispy with hints of lemon.
Finish: Cinnamon and rough peat. I like it!
Balance: Not a complex whisky but good. Gets the same score from me as the 16yo Jura, but I think I like this one a bit more.
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: 23 | Taste: 21 | Finish: 20 | Balance: 21
Overall score: 85
Distillery: Isle of Jura