Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Interesting fact… Isle of Jura Prophecy whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Isle of Jura Prophecy whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Some peat, aniseed, oily, dry, pungent.
Palate: Smoky and dry, a muscular, powerful Jura with notes of nutmeg, cardamom, sea spray. Coal tar.
Finish: Good length, with punchy, dry peat smoke and dry herbal notes.
This is roughly similar to Ardbeg Uigeadail watered down 20%. It's perhaps a bit smoother, but I'd still take the Oogy, perhaps for its *lack* of smoothness. (And I'd take the corry over the oogy any day too). So the price is pretty high considering. But if peat *and* smoothness is important, this is perhaps the finest example; definitely the finest I've tried.
7th July 2014
Although I have not tried "Prophecy" yet,I love the taste of peaty whiskey such as "Ardbeg 10" and as "Isle of Jura Superstition" is one of my favorite drinks, I look forward to an even more peaty flavour from Prophecy.
22nd February 2014
What's happened to this drink I use to love it, I had some last night it tasted like TCP not very nice, Have they changed it in any way?
14th December 2013
I've been sipping this a bit recently and have been very impressed. A nice dose of peat and a smooth finish.
11th December 2013
Smells like the wifes knickers, (very fishy), tastes of heaven.
1st September 2013
I want some of what these guys were smoking. This is to lagavulin what a backstreet bj is to a night with nigella Lawson. It gets the job done, but you feel dirty afterwards and there's nothing to bury your nose in. Thin, wispy, spices but if this is heavily pleated, I can only assume these particular Scotsmen are as tight with their mud as they are with their cash.
4th July 2013
Very interesting dram to discover! Go for it.
2nd May 2013
This tastes like shit, I'd give it a miss..
21st February 2013
I like my peaty scotches and up until now Taliskers has been my firm favourite in my drinks cupboard, however now there is a challenger. Prophecy has an interesting nose not unlike others in the same group, but what really sets this aside from the rest is the intense warmth and smoke which lingers on the pallet like a smouldering peat fire with hints of aniseed after the first rush of cardamom and iodine. If iconic scotches then this one has to find a spot in your heart.
2nd December 2012
For my taste this one is better than any other Jura. Good, balanced, spicy and smoky enough to drop that oaky oilyness I hate on Juras or Dalmores. Do not forget to try Longrow CV and Port Charlotte if you like this one. Povilas
6th June 2012
Perfect mix of peaty and sweet for confused drinkers like I who enjoy both ends of the scotch spectrum. Not as dry as the classic Islay malts, but every bit as powerful. Surprisingly sweet nose gives way to intense smoke flavors very reminiscent of Lagavulin, minus some seaweed and salt. Amazingly long finish that you can revive by taking long deep breaths through your nose. This is remarkable.
24th February 2012
An aquired taste for new tasters of Single Malt. I really like the aftertaste a lot, it lingers forever.
16th November 2011
It looks like the paps did have an ace up there sleeve. Very nice dram indeed. A peated Jura whisky lovely and well balanced. A mixture of spiced and smoke. A lingering finish that no other Jura whisky had before.
20th August 2011
Delicious songle malt.
27th July 2010
Very special. Peaty moderately complex, a world to explore. I love it.