Friday, 16 October 2009
Isle of Jura "Prophecy" Scotch Whisky
Prophecies abound on Jura. Perhaps the most celebrated one was told in the early 1700’s when the Campbell Clan, who dominated the island, evicted a wise old seer blessed with the gift of the third eye: an ability to foretell the future. Bristling with resentment, she prophesised that when the last Campbell left the island he would be one-eyed and his belongings would be carried in a cart drawn by a white horse. Few believed such talk…
Until 1938, when Charles Campbell, a veteran of the Great War and blind in one eye, fell on hard times. When he made his way to the old pier for the last time the cart on which he traveled was drawn by a single white horse.
Improbable as it may seem the seer’s prophecy had come to pass.
“ That day, the sound of the cart on the track could be heard for miles.”
Allan MacDonald, witness to a legend.
Prophecy is a single malt whisky that has been created to honour this tale of the third eye.
Meticulously crafted from a selection of the finest and rarest aged Jura single malt whiskies, Prophecy is a profoundly peated spirit.
Colour: Rich, amber gold with shimmering highlights.
Nose: The tarry bonfire notes slowly give way to hints of soft liquorice and nutmeg.
Taste: Powerful flavours of peat smoke, fresh cinnamon and spicy sea spray lead the first assault. Finally the tarry bonfire notes slowly give way to hints of soft liquorice and nutmeg.
The whisky has been bottled in a traditional style without chill filtration to preserve the true character and deliver an authentic taste of 1938.
More information about the Isle of Jura Distillery Click Here
The Isle of Jura "Prophecy" Scotch Whisky is so new that it hasn't reached the shops yet, www.whiskys.co.uk have some on order due in at the start of November. Click Here