Isle of Jura Prophecy Heavily Peated Malt 1 l
- Alcoholic strength:
- 46 %
Price per liter: € 59.90/l
The Isle of Jura Prophecy is a single malt Scotch from the Jura Distillery and is its smokiest dram
The Jura Distillery is the only whisky producing company on the little Isle of Jura. Even though its products are usually unpeated or just very little peated, this Isle of Jura Prophecy is comparable with the smokier whiskies from the Isle of Islay. Its smoky aroma is already quite strong on the nose. Notes of aniseed, very little fruits, a light sweetness and a maritime odour of salty sea weed accompany the peat. On the palate the smokiness lingers on. It shows a mellow acerbity and flavours of nutmeg, fresh sea spray, citrus fruits, cinnamon as well as cardamom. The power of 46 % alcohol by volume is obvious and makes this island whisky to the strongest of the Jura product range so far. The finish is lasting long and reveals dry notes of smoke and herbals. A bit caramel and vanilla join the flavour union with some delay.
The Isle of Jura Prophecy is non-chill filtered, what led to a stronger peaty aroma. It matured in casks that are made of Limousin oak, which comes from an oak producing region in France. This wood is rather non-typical in the whisky production but turns out to be the right choice in this case.
The Jura Distillery is a small company on an island that has a long history in whisky production. It can be traced back to the early 17th century. The distillery itself was established in 1810 but the facilities, as they are in operation today, were built in the 1960s by Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith. In the beginning of the 20th century, the old distillery went bankrupt and the buildings were decaying until Fletcher and Riley-Smith decided to revive the business, which is so rich of tradition. Ever since the Jura Distillery prospers and reached recognition on an international base.
The Isle of Jura Prophecy itself reached an international recognition as well, for example at the following competitions:
- International Spirits Challenge 2014
Silver in the category Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Outstanding in the category Scotch Single Malt - Island