The Whiskyphiles

Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwɪs.ki.faɪl / a disciplined devotion to whisky, first known use 2013.

Jura

Isle of Jura Distillery

Region: Island of Jura, Scotland

Founded: 1810

Status: Operational

Owner: Emperador (Whyte & Mackay)

Output: 2.2 million litres per annum

Jura distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland. The distillery is owned by Whyte and Mackay, which in turn is owned by Philippines-based Emperador Inc.

History:

Even though the distillery didn’t open until 1810, the people of Jura were entitled to distill whisky for personal consumption, until a ban was introduced in 1781.

The distillery fell into disrepair, but in the 1960s two local estate owners Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith rebuilt the distillery, employing architect William Delme-Evans. By 1963 their work was complete; they had introduced taller stills allowing the distillery to create a mix of malts.

Jura Whisky Reviews:

  • isle-of-jura-1998-elements-fire-whisky Isle of Jura 1998 – Elements Fire ~ 46% (Jura) - Review: Isle of Jura 1998 – Elements Fire Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Isle of Jura Distillery Bottling: Emperador; Whyte & Mackay ABV: 46% Cost: £77.31 from Master of Malt What they say: A release of just 684 bottles from the Isle of Jura Elements series. Each “Element” displays a different part of […]
  • isle-of-jura-origin-10-year-old-whisky Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old ~ 40% (Emperador) - Review: Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Isle of Jura Distillery Bottling: Emperador ABV: 40% Cost: £28.27 from Master of Malt Score 65/100 What they say: This is where it all started. It’s the whisky that signifies the rebuilding of our community and rebirth of the Jura […]
  • Jura 16 Jura 16 Year Old Diurachs’ Own ~ 40% (Emperador) - Review: Jura 16 Year Old Diurachs’ Own Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Jura Distillery Bottling: Emperador – Whyte & Mackay ABV: 40% Cost: £44.99 from Master of Malt What they say: Rich & full-bodied with hints of citrus fruit and toffee. This is one patient customer – biding its time for 14 years in […]
  • Jura 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection ~ 46.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Jura 21 Years Old 1992 – Authentic Collection Single malt scotch whisky 46.8% ABV, £60 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: An indie bottling of 21 year old Jura whisky, distilled in 1992, matured in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 by Cadenhead with an outturn of 114 bottles. A top Island […]
  • jura-21-year-old-1992-cask-10304-old-particular-douglas-laing-whisky Jura 21 Years Old 1992 Old Particular Cask 10304 ~ 51.2% (Douglas Laing) - Jura 21 Years Old 1992 Cask#10304 – Old Particular ~ 51.2% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.) 51.2% ABV, £95 for 70cl available from Master of Malt Score: 89/100 What they say: Single malt from the Isle of Jura, bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This independently bottled beauty was distilled in October […]
  • Jura 22 Years Old 1992 Old Particular Cask 10362 ~ 47.9% (Douglas Laing) - Jura 22 Years Old 1992 – Old Particular Single malt scotch whisky 47.9% ABV, £98.88 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: A 22 year old expression from Jura distillery One of 282 bottles charged from a refill hogshead. Ref – DL10362 This single cask was distilled March 1992 and bottled May 2014 What I […]
  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society Jura 24 Years Old 1988 31.26 BBQ smoke by a rolling sea ~ 53.6% (SMWS) - Jura 24 Years Old 1988 – 31.26 BBQ smoke by a rolling sea (SMWS) 53.6% ABV, outturn 262 bottles, £75 for 70cl (Jura) Score: 88/100 What they say: Cask No. 31.26 Our noses picked up the sea in droplets of spray, mixed seafood barbeques and beach clean-up bonfires. We also found mineral notes (slate, plaster, Plasticine) […]
  • SMWS 31.27 A bold sailor's dram Jura 25 Years Old 1988 31.27 Bold sailor’s dram ~ 52.4% (SMWS) - Review: Jura 25 Years Old 1988 – 31.27 Bold sailor’s dram Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Isle of Jura Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 52.4% Cost: £95 for 70cl from Scotch Malt Whisky Society Score: 87/100   What they say: Cask No. 31.27 A complex nose – sweet, salty and medicinal, […]
  • Isle of Jura 1993 Sherry JI Jura Boutique Barrels 1993 Sherry JI Finish ~ 54% (Emperador) - Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1993 Sherry JI Finish (Official Bottling) 54% ABV, £78.65 for 70cl available from The Whisky Exchange Score 87/100 What they say: Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels The word ‘Boutique’ evokes a small but special space filled with an assortment of fine and beautiful things (clothes, trinkets, whiskies). The kind of […]
  • isle-of-jura-superstition-whisky Jura Superstition ~ 40% (Emperador) - Review: Jura Superstition Category: Island single malt scotch whisky Origin: Isle of Jura Distillery Bottling: Emperador; Whyte & Mackay ABV: 40% Cost: £35.95 from Master of Malt What they say: Islanders were a superstitious lot in the past. As a nod to them, and to our island home, still dotted with ancient stones and markings, […]
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