Isle of Jura Whisky Distillery
Located on rugged island just 30 miles long, this distillery is one of the landmarks of this island, which has only one road and one hotel. Worth a visit.
Telephone :01496 820240
Fax :01496 820344
Owning Company :The Whyte & Mackay Group PLC
Production Status :Operational
Established :c1810, rebuilt in 1960-3
Source :Loch A'Bhaile Mhargaidh (Market Loch)
Age when bottled :10 yrs
No. of Wash Stills :2
No. of Spirit Stills :2
Cask Woods :American white oak, small proportion of oloroso sherry butts
Special Bottlings :Stillman's Dram, currently 26 yrs
Export Bottlings :43%
Tasting Notes :10 yr old
Nose :Dry and tart. Smooth with subtle peaty traces
Taste :Well-matured, full but delicate flavour. Good lingering character.
Comments :An almost Highland-like malt created by W. Delme-Evans for drinking at any time.
Description :On the wild and picturesque island of Jura, the original distillery was built in 1810, close to where illegal distilling had occurred for 300 years. The distillery was built by the Campbells and could produce 720 gallons of whisky a week. It was leased to James Ferguson in 1875, and completely rebuilt in 1884. When the lease expired, the Campbells tried to increase the rent ? but Ferguson dismantled the distillery and sold the machinery. The present distillery was built in 1963, extended in 1971, and belongs to JBB (Greater Europe) Plc. The water comes from Loch a' Bhaile Mhargaidh ? OMarket Loch'. The 10-Year-Old Single Malt is a light, slightly smoky, sweet-flavoured whisky. Open by appointment only.
Directions :On A846, Craighouse, Jura.
Opening Hours :Open by appt.