Jura Distillery

The Jura Distillery is a company that is not just selling whisky. It is sharing parts of the Isle of Jura and its history with the whole world

Isle of Jura Single Malt Island Whisky Logo jurawhisky.com | Jura logo Located on an island where the population of red deer is many times higher than the number of people who can call it their home, the Jura Distillery is to be found on the Isle of Jura. This island is part of the Inner Hebrides south-west of Scotland and its residents are known under their Gaelic name Diurachs. Even though Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith, the founder of the Jura Distillery, started their business in 1963, the history of whisky production on the Isle of Jura is not as young as it may seem. Its origin can be traced back to the beginning of the 17th century.

Isle of Jura Single Malt Island Whisky Distillery jurawhisky.com | Isle of Jura Whisky distilleryOn the same spot, where Jura is producing its spirits today, a former distillery was manufacturing malts since 1810. Unfortunately, the production of liquids did not bring enough liquidity to the bank accounts so that the business went bankrupt in the early 20th century. The old facilities were decaying over the years until Fletcher and Riley-Smith decided to rebuild them. In 1985 the Jura Distillery was bought by Invergordon Destillers, which was taken over by Whyte & Mackay later on. Today it is part of Emperador International Ltd.

The Jura Master Distiller is bringing flavours to the world of Jura whiskies

The water for the whisky production comes from the clear spring Bhaille Mharghaidh. The distillery uses mostly unpeated or very little peated malt. There are one mash tun and six wash backs in operation. Two wash stills with 25000 l capacity each and two spirit stills, each with 22000 l, produce a relatively smooth new make. For the maturing process, the Jura Distillery employs various types of casks. By using mainly bourbon, Amoroso Oloroso sherry, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir and Ruby port casks, the Master Distiller is able to create a wide range of aromas and to bring flavours to the world of whiskies that have not been tasted before.

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Each year the Jura Distillery and its fans are celebrating the golden spirit at the Jura Tastival. Whisky enthusiast are invited to have a special whisky tasting while cruising on a boot around the Isle of Jura, to talk shop with the experts about different aromas and flavours, to have an introduction into the world of Jura and to make a real blind tasting in the darkness of a warehouse.

The Jura Distillery s whiskies:

  • Isle of Jura 10 Year Old Origin
    This malt is a symbol for the revival of the distillery in the 1960s and has therefore the Celtic sign for beginnings, birth and the forces of nature printed on each bottle.
  • Isle of Jura Superstition
    A dram that finds the perfect balance of peated and unpeated malts as well as the perfect blend of whiskies that matured up to 21 years.
  • Isle of Jura 16 Year Old Diurachs Own
    It is said that the Diurachs, as the residents of the Isle of Jura are called in Gaelic, like this 16 year old malt best.
  • Isle of Jura Prophecy
    A stronger spirit of the Jura Distillery that has a higher alcohol strength and is heavily peated.
  • Isle of Jura Elixir
    As the water on the Isle of Jura is said to have a prolonging effect on life, this single malt Scotch might have a mystical impact as well. At least it will make the whisky enthusiasts smile.
  • Isle of Jura Brooklyn
    A delectable composition of honey, currants and berries as well as roasted coffee beans and some smoky peat.
  • Isle of Jura Turas Mara
    This island whisky has remarkably fruity notes, which stem from the French Bordeaux and Spanish Ruby port casks.
  • Isle of Jura Tastival
    Those special editions are released at the Jura Whisky Festival each year.
  • Isle of Jura 21 Year Old
    This sublime dram offers a rich, full body and aromas of cherries, marzipan and citrus fruits.
  • Isle of Jura 30 Years Old Camas an Staca
    This masterpiece appears as bold and rare as the Camas an Staca, the largest standing stone on the Isle of Jura. 27 years in bourbon and three years in Spanish sherry casks made this spirit an exceptional premium whisky.
  • Isle of Jura 1984 Vintage
    This 30 year old malt is an homage to George Orwell, who was frequently visiting the Isle of Jura. On this little island he was writing his top selling book 1984 .
  • Isle of Jura 1977
    A dram that finished in Ruby port casks and brings the lovely aromas of Christmas to the tumblers.
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