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Isle Of Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Islands
1810
Loch a Bhaille Mhargaidh
Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Operational
Yes
+44 (0)1496 820240
(Call for visiting hours)
The Isle of Jura distillery was built in 1810, and was rebuilt in 1876. Like many other distilleries Jura closed in 1913 during World War I but it did not reopen after the war due to a dispute between the building owner and the distillery machinery owner. Jura lay siilent until 1958 when it was rebuilt and reopened by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries. During the period it was owned by Scottish & Newcastle the Isle of Jura malt became an important part of the Mackinlay blend. The number of stills doubled in 1978 and their stills are amongst the tallest in the industry a factor which contributes to a light and pure spirit.

Invergordon Distillers acquired the distillery in 1985, they then went on to become part of the Whyte & Mackay group. Isle of Jura is now one of the key distilleries in the Whyte & Mackay Group.

The malt produced at the distillery in the early days was more peaty than it is today it was similar to Islay malts, today Isle of Jura is a lightly peated whisky with a gentle Island character.
 

Isle Of Jura Tasting Notes


Isle Of Jura 10 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Light golden, yellow.
Nose: Light clean and fresh, with a hint sea salt. Almonds, and spice notes.
Taste: Light peaty notes, with fruit and spicy overtones.
Finish: Sweet, peaty.

Isle Of Jura 16 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Golden sun rays.
Nose: Strong buttery notes, with honey sweetness, tinged with oranges and spices.
Taste: Sweet toffee.
Finish: Honey finish.

Isle Of Jura 21 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Deep rich mahogany.
Nose: Fresh rich fruit cake, with chocolate and oranges, with spice in the background. (think of christmas).
Taste: Smooth, soft fruits and berries, spice and cinnamon.
Finish: Long, lingering.

Isle Of Jura Superstition.
Colour: Deep intense mahogany with glittering sun rays.
Nose: Light delicate phenolic aromas, with strong honey, spice, and cinnamon overtones.
Taste: Add a little water and the delicate peat smoke will fill your mouth, mixed with the honey and spices.
Finish: Long lasting balanced finish.

Isle Of Jura 1984.
Colour: Intense gold with glittering highlights.
Nose: Light sherry finish, with marzipan, almonds, soft fruits, and with that hint of citrus.
Taste: Full bodied rich in fruits, with that hint of oranges lingering on.
Finish: Lingering, fruity..

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Isle Of Jura Bottlings


Isle Of Jura offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 10 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 16 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 21 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 30 Year Old Single Malt.
  • Superstition.
  • Isle of Jura 1984.
  • Legacy 10 Year Old.
  • You will find all the above and more Isle of Jura single malt bottlings are available from top whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange.

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