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Isle of Jura Distillery

Craighouse, Isle of Jura, PA60 7XT, Scotland
Tel: +44 1496 820 240
Fax: +44 1496 820 344


Articles (8)

100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 30

Brewing up a storm
Gavin Smith tells the complex story of Scottish brewing and its inextricable links with distilling

February 2002, Issue 21, page 52

Durable Quality
Jura distillery has the wind in its sails; is not only popular, it's respected too.

June 2011, Issue 96, page 36

Going native on Deer Island
John Lamond visits one of the most charming and laid-back of the Scottish islands, Jura-home to one of the country's most remote distilleries.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 28

Island life
From Orkney to Arran,Scotland's islands are home to some of Scotland's best distilleries.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 38

Jack of all trades (Duncan Buie)
He's here, he's there... it's not easy to pinpoint what Duncan Buie does. But Richard Jones has a go

March 2005, Issue 46, page 59

Whisky paradise
In the latest in our series on visiting distilleries Caroline Dewar looks at Islay and Jura

March 2006, Issue 54, page 38

Worth rediscovering (Jura)
Jura makes no economic sense. But when it comes to putting quality before profit it stands like a beacon. Ian Buxton made the long journey

January 2006, Issue 53, page 24

Whiskies (19)

Blackadder Isle of Jura 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
6 Nose better than palate. A tired cask?

Isle of Jura 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A lovely aperitif.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 For an islander Jura is often thought to be something of a lightweight, but it has hidden depths.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 More wood-extract, or sherry, than I remember. I prefer a drier expression.

Isle of Jura 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A very restorative and comforting dram.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The sherry, and the balance of flavours, seem to work better in this version.

Isle of Jura 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The perfect dram to sip on Valentine's night but I am not sure I would spare some for my sweetheart. I wish it had been bottled at a higher strength though.

Isle of Jura 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Classic good sherry maturation. Nothing to complain about.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Impressive, but you can see the joins.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon J0
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
7 Lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel, but before they find the house of sweets.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon XU
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 Balanced and quite rich. Worth a look.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Sherry J1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Another often dismissed distillery comes out swinging.

Isle of Jura Legacy, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not as enticing as the older versions. Lacks depth but it has nothing to do with youth. Water kills it down.

Isle of Jura Superstition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 It is good to have a more muscular Jura, but I find this a bit too smooth. I would prefer something less sophisticated and more sexy. Must be the size of those paps.

Isle of Jura Superstition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 The nose is lively but the palate is put to sleep by sweetness.

Jura 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The fruity explosion is surprising. I prefer it without adding water. Deliciously refreshing as well.

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Jura 35 Years Old, 1976 Feith A'Chaorainn
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Distillery character has not been overwhelmed by long maturation.

Jura Elixir 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Decent enough.

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The Whisky Exchange Isle of Jura 1999, 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.00%
8 Why wasn't this done years ago? More please. Captivating.

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