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Review: Jura Prophecy

April 22nd, 2010

I just realized that I haven’t posted up this review yet (silly me), so here goes. I like this better than Superstition.

Jura “Prophecy,” 46%, $70
Like Jura “Superstition,” this is a peated expression of Jura whisky. 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.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88

15 Responses to “Review: Jura Prophecy”

  1. Red_Arremer says:

    Sounds very nice and I don’t hear you mentioning youthfulness either.

    The best Jura I ever had was a G&M 14 yo which, incidentally was bottled at 46%. Considering that this is a NAS, how much maturity/immaturity does come accross?

  2. Alex says:

    Is this here now or coming? I recently had a Signatory Jura, unchillfiltered series, that was quite nice and would like to try this one out.

  3. MrTH says:

    You had me up until the burnt popcorn…. :p

  4. two-bit cowboy says:

    As usual, John, when you like something your words flood the inside of my mouth like a spring melt. Can’t wait to try this one.

  5. B.J. Reed says:

    Tasted at Whiskyfest – Butter popcorn on the nose! – Nice dram

  6. For anyone in Scotland who has their mouth watering after reading this review, Willie Tait ‘s doing a Jura tasting – of seven expressions – in Glasgow on Wednesday night. More details on the blog and The Diurachs facebook page.

  7. Neil Fusillo says:

    I’m eager to try this one. VERY eager. I absolutely love Jura Superstition. I find the balance of flavours in it to be delightful.

    Chances are, however, if this is a limited yearly release, we won’t see it down here, which means I’ll have to order it from somewhere. Either Georgia itself has odd restrictions on getting in new expressions until roughly 6 months after their release everywhere else, or the retailers here are simply sub-par (or both).

    Either way, for anything new, I have to seek outside sources.

  8. […] Hansell tries Jura Prophecy, a peated expression,  and finds lime and ‘intriguing’ burnt popcorn…He likes […]

  9. Jonas, oslo, Norway says:

    I recently traveled to Scotland to taste whiskies, I really have to say that this is one of my favourite Hebride whiskies. It has less peat than most the Islay Whiskies, and even though i like heavily peated whiskies like Ardbeg and Lagavulin very much, I must say that this Jura whisky is right up there with most the Whiskies i tried there, except the Port Ellen 3rd release, that one is in a class of its own, However, in its price class it is one of the best whiskies i have ever tried.

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