The present Jura distillery was built between 1960-63 by Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith (in partnership with Scottish & Newcastle's blending company Charles Mackinlay & Co.) on the grounds of a previous distillery (also called Jura) that had been founded in 1810 but closed and dismantled in 1901. The new distillery's architect was ... Read More »
A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. Superstition is a unique whisky created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.
Introduced in 2007, this 18yo Jura was brought in to replace the discontinued 21 year-old. Often overlooked for it's neighbour, Islay, Jura is a beautiful island full of deer and is where George Orwell finished writing Nineteen Eighty-Four.
This Jura 1995 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Bourbon Jo' edition has been finished in 'small batch bourbon cask', according to the label.
One of a trio of smartly-packaged special finish Isle of Juras: the 'Jura Paps', launched during the Feis Ile 2009 to celebrate the islands eponymous iconic mountains. Mountain of the Sound has been finished in Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
One of a trio of smartly-packaged special finish Isle of Juras: the 'Jura Paps', launched during the Feis Ile 2009 to celebrate the islands eponymous iconic mountains. Mountain of Gold has been finished in Pinot Noir casks.
A litre bottling of Isle of Jura 10 year old whisky. Always a very accessible, easy-drinking malt, this is medium-bodied with a delicate sweet palate, with a hint of brine developing on the finish. A great introductory malt. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
A rather interesting Isle of Jura bottling. This whisky was distilled on February 5th 1992 and was bottled 13 years later. What makes this interesting is that it shares the same cask reference as another bottling from Jura, except this one was bottled 4 months later and at a 0.6% lower ABV.
An old bottling of the now defunct Isle of Jura 8 year old. Presented in the distillery's trademark shaped bottle, we estimate this was bottled in the 1980s. A tiny island situated off the north east coast of Islay, Jura is home to more deer than people and was where George Orwell wrote 1984.