The Isle Of Jura Distillery
Address : Isle Of Jura Distillery, Jura, Argyllshire, PA60 7XT
Telephone No : 01498 820240
Web Site : www.IsleofJura.com
Visitors Center : Yes
The Jura Distillery was established around the year 1810, but was first licensed to William Abercrombie in 1831. It has had an interesting history, at one point the distillery equipment was stripped out and the roofs taken off the buildings due to a dispute between the then owner, James Ferguson, and his landlord, Colin Campbell. The Distillery was restored in 1960 with longer neck stills, this produces a more highland style whisky, less peaty. The isle of Jura Distillery is now owned by Whyte & Mackay and produces some great single malts and whisky for the Whyte & Mackay Special blend.
Isle of Jura 10 Year Old 40%
Nose: Freshness with notes of damp hay and soft, malty cereal notes. A touch of peat with gentle oak and arak with blossom tones.
Palate: Thick and full with more cereal, this time a barley fudge sweetness creeps in with creamy smoothness and a touch of aniseed.
Finish: Long with peppy winter spice.
Jura 15 Year Old Sacred Mountain Barolo Finish 46%
From the three whiskies in the Isle of Jura Paps range, celebrating the island's mighty mountains. Sacred Mountain was finished in Barolo wine casks.Jura Sacred Mountain
Nose: Crisp, tangy and fresh. Citrus, peppery, floral.
Palate: Thick and rich, toffee, vanilla, stewed fruits, tangy.
Finish: Long, fruity, tannic edge from the cask.
Isle of Jura 21 Year Old 200th Anniversary 44%
Released to celebrate 200 years of distilling at the Isle of Jura. This 21 year old was specially selected and finished in a 1963 cask that previously held Gonzalez Byass Oloroso sherry.
Whyte & Mackay Special 40%
A big thank you to the Isle of Jura Distilleries own web site, www.IsleofJura.com for most of the information and images on this page.