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Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch Whisky
About Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch WhiskyThe Isle of Jura Distillery was founded in 1963. It is the only distillery on the Isle of Jura, which dates back to 1810 as being the first licensed distillery on Jura. The distillery sources its water from Loch a’Bhaile-Mhargaidh, and is owned by independent bottlers Whyte & Mackay. Situated sixty miles off the western coast of the Scottish mainland, the Isle of Jura is one of the most sparsely populated islands in Scotland — it boasts 5,000 red deer, 200 human beings, two churches and just one distillery.
The Jura Distillery was founded in 1810 by Laird Archibald Campbell and sits alongside the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Nearly a century after it was opened, the distillery was dismantled due to a land dispute and remained closed until 1963. Today, the Jura Distillery represents a fusion of modern distillation techniques with traditional craftsmanship and remains one of the most remote and isolated distilleries on the planet.
Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from Scottish barley, which is milled at the distillery and mashed with hot water in order to release its natural sugars. Once the barley has been mashed, it is fermented and then distilled through Jura's 28-foot tall copper-pot stills. Jura malts are aged in bourbon casks, with some whiskies being finished in sherry. Their whiskies are really said to come of age around 16 years, this is when the whisky really starts to shine.
Jura whiskies tend to have less of a phenol character, despite the fact that the water flows through a great deal of peat, but all-in-all their range is quite diverse, having been known to round out their stable some peatier profiles. This Jura expression stands out amongst the lineup as a smokier, more heavily peated expression. Crafted in small batches from casks both old and rare, this whisky features deeply smoky notes and some coastal brine, richly evocative of its provenance. Silver medalist at the 2016 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, International Wine & Spirit Competition, and World Whiskies Awards.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.