The Isle of Jura Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery located on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland, about a stones through away from Islay. The distillery is owned by Glasgow based company named Whyte and Mackay who are famous for the blended whisky of the same name. Founded in 1810 by the Laird of Jura, Archibald Campbell it was operational till 1884 when it fell into disrepair. The distillery was dismantled and it wasn’t till the 1950’s the distillery was revived by Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith who were keen to revive the local economy. Installation of taller stills in 1963 allowed the distillery to create a mix of wonderful malt whiskies.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Warm gee, toasted hazelnuts, soft smouldering oak and vanilla fudge.
Palate: Orchard fruits of pear and apple, vanilla toffee and pencil shavings.
Finish: Dried apricots and pears leads to toasted hazelnuts and some honey sweetness.