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Jura Prophecy

Cowhide

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

26th Aug 2012

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The Prophecy is inspired by the (true?) story of an old and wise fortune teller, who predicted the downfall of the Clan Campbell. This clan ruled the Isle of Jura at the start of the 18th Century. It is a profoundly peated – according to the label at least – whisky, that did not suffer from chill filtration. It is coloured, though. It was finished on a sherry cask from Gonzales Byass. It first appeared in 2009.

Like with the Superstion, the nose on this Prophecy is rather uneventful. I have some stable scents, cowhide, tar and mild spices like nutmeg and aniseed. It takes a few minutes for the fruit to show itself. The dried version, undoubtedly the sherry cask influence. Caramelized oranges, hint of choclate. The peat is indeed more prominent and rather pleasant. Nice development if you give it the time it deserves.

It is pretty oily and shows quite some peatiness on the palate. The fruit now reminds me more of apples and pears. Quite nice, actually. Midpalate, it turns dry and peppery. A salty touch makes up for a lot. Towards the end I get some citrus. Think a slice of lemon that has been drying a tad long in the fridge. A lot of licquorice and cinnamon.

The finish is clean and turns your mouth completely dry. Peat versus licquorice.

Yes, this is good stuff. I will have another one, thank you. Nice Jura!

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