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Isle of Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Isle of Jura, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $150.00
$125. 00
$1500.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%
A limited release of around 10,000 bottles with new batches expected every year, the legend of the Jura prophecy dates from the early 1700's when it was said that the illustrious Campbell family had evicted a wise old seer blessed with the sight of a third eye - the ability to see the future, she prophesised that when the last member of the family left Jura they would be one eyed and his belongings would be carried in a cart drawn by a white horse. In 1938 Charles Campbell left the island. Blind in one eye from the Great war and having fallen on bad times, his goods were carried in a cart drawn by a single white horse. He was the last Campbell to leave the Island and the last laird of Jura. The prophecy was fulfilled and over time the story became legend.

This 'profoundly peated' dram was made to replicate the style at the time of Charles Campbell and was matured in a mixture of cask types before being finished in oloroso sherry casks.

Tasting note: Bright gold. Sweet and smokey aromatics (bacon fat / smoked trout) have an industrial edge too; a foundation of clean sweet cereals beneath it all. Entry is light and slightly waxy then peppery. Off-dry with the peat taking on an ashy, kippery slant. Good length, ending dry, tannic and cigar box like. Spices persist, along with mild lanolin and cigar box. Peppery and peaty. Non chill filtered. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Like “Superstition,” this is a peated expression of Jura. 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.
88 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: John Hansell (Summer 2010)

Youthfiul and well made...- 90.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible