Isle of Jura

United Kingdom, Scotland
Origin 10 year old, Duirach’s Own 16 year old, Superstition, and Prophecy are the main bottlings of the Jura core range. Flavors of the Whiskies vary from each other. Prophecy is peated and young, Duriach's Own is not peated and well matured and Superstition is somewhere between when peat is considered.
Isle of Jura Flavor Spiraltm
  • smoky
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • oak
  • honey
  • peaty
  • sherry
  • dark chocolate
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'Small Isles Distillery' was the name for the distillery when it was first founded in 1810.
The number of stills in the Jura distillery were expanded from two to four, in 1978.


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Jura Distillery is located on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides, actually it is really close to the island of Islay.

Jura Distillery was founded in 1810, and got its licence in 1831. It changed various owners until 1876, when the Ferguson family purchased it. In 1901, the family reportedly fell into a conflict with the then Laird of Jura, resulting in the dismantling of the distillery.

In 1962, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries formed Mackinlay-McPherson in order to make the distillery operational and in 1963, Jura was on its feet again. In 1985, it was purchased by Invergordon distillers and in 1993, Whyte & Mackay took the control of the distillery.

The Loch a’Bhaile Mhargadh is the main water source of the distillery. Jura owns 4 stills; 2 wash and 2 spirit stills of 24,500 liters and 15,500 liters of capacity respectively.

Their stills used to be the tallest, until the Glenmorangie Distillery was built. The maltings are sourced from Port Ellen and the peat is from the Isle of Jura.
Distillery info:
  • Country United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Established 1810
  • Owner Whyte & Mackay Ltd
  • Type Single malt
  • No. of stills 4
  • Visitor center Yes
  • Status Active
  • Address Jura Distillery Craighouse Isle of Jura Argyll PA60 7XT United Kingdom
  • Phone +44 1496 820385
  • Website
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A transcript for non-audio situations With just one road, one shop, one pub, and one distillery, but over 5,000 red deer, Jura is an island with a unique spirit. An island rich in folklore. Where prophecies, superstitions and the craft of Whisky making have been handed down from generation to generation. Where deep in the hills, the fresh water flows. The elixir that the Juras [SP] has been transforming in defining Whisky for hundreds of years. Tracing its origin back down the centuries, Whisky making runs through this island and its people. From 1810 when the first distillery was built, to 1963 when the distillery was reborn. Brining hope and good fortune back to the island once more.

And when you come to the island, you'll have a wonderful welcome. Sláinte Mhath.

Jura, in a world of its own.