Review: Isle of Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

100% Malted Barley
Distiller Jura (Craighouse, Scotland)

The Isle of Jura's distillery produces a few different streams of distillate, and this bottling is from their heavily peated line of spirit. "Profoundly peated" as described on the bottle. Non chill filtered.


Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2015

Roasted nuts, smoke, dried leaves, smoked dried fish – beautiful mix of dried vegetation and peppery smoke. Quite brilliant. Much of the intensity is quite like a Laphroaig, indeed, blind, I might mistake it for such – though there is a rich brown sugar and dried fish note that is different.

The palate has more dried fish, and is quite tarry and dry. The smoke is balanced by vanilla, and a touch of very clean malt in the background. Fresh apricots, fresh plums and milk chocolate too. Roasted nuts.

Nice, lightly fruity, dried leaves, and smoky finish. Dry. Peanut butter. Roasted hay. Very nice.

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Low, at $117.