To the West

Peated whiskies, smoky & smoke rocky reefs of the island

 
To the East

Soft & sweet whiskies from the island of sandy beaches

Visit the distillery

paysage Jura
Carte Ecosse Jura

Island and lodge's distillery, starting points for great discoveries

In light of the island’s increasing popularity in 2007, the distillery opened the Jura Lodge as a homely retreat for whisky aficionados, visitors and authors alike. With captivating views out to sea, it provides a relaxing base from which to discover Jura and was designed by renowned Parisian interior specialist Bambi Sloan. Inspired by the spirit of the island, the Jura Lodge offers a twist on the traditional hunting abode, with a stylish but eclectic mix of vintage trinkets and distinctive furniture. There’s even a resident suit of armour.

Jura is a popular destination for visitors et sa distillerie en est l’attraction principale. George Orwell a écrit son célèbre roman 1984 sur l’île, qui est toujours fréquentée par des artistes, des écrivains et tous ceux qui recherchent l’inspiration ou un lieu de méditation paisible, sans oublier les amoureux de la nature qui n’ont qu’une hâte : découvrir les Jura Paps, les plages pittoresques et le tristement célèbre tourbillon du Corryvreckan. and the distillery is a prime attraction. George Orwell famously wrote his iconic novel, 1984, on the island and it is still frequented by artists, authors and those seeking quiet contemplation and inspiration, as well as nature lovers eager to experience the Jura Paps, scenic beaches and the infamous Corryvreckan whirpool.

Menhir Jura
Bateau

Guardians of Jura malts

WILLIE COCHRANE
DISTILLERY MANAGER

Willie Cochrane started his career at the Jura Distillery as a Mash/Still Operator in 1976. Soon after this, he was promoted to the dual role of Brewer and Engineer – a position that married his love for the liquid with his engineering background. After three decades, Willie took on the role of Distillery Manager.

Jura is an Island Nestled off the west coast of Scotland with only one road, one pub, one distillery and 200 people, Jura is as beautiful as it is remote.

The distillery was established in 1810 by the then Laird, Archibald Campbell, but over the years it began to fall into a state of disrepair, eventually closing in the early 1900s. The 1960’s signalled the start of a new chapter for the distillery when two locals, Robin Fletcher (owner of the Ardlussa Estate) and Tony Riley-Smith (owner of Jura house) rebuilt it, not only bringing back this legendary malt, but also reviving an island community. Though it never made economic sense to open a distillery in such a remote location, a deep passion for good whisky brought the community together and reignited the island’s prosperity.
Inspired by its history and island home, Jura creates single malt whiskies with true passion in one-of-a-kind tall stills. Only a handful distillery managers have ever had the privilege of creating quality Jura and it is their dedication and attention to detail which create such a distinct range of whiskies.
Today, Jura is one of the most globally renowned, award-winning malts in the world and continues to celebrate skill and passion in all its forms.
Jura’s core range of four whiskies has two distinct palates, reflecting the vastly different sides of the island: sweet and mellow like the east’s tranquil white beaches and peated and smoky, akin to its rugged Atlantic shores on the west.

Batiment
Salon

Why you do need a wee trip to Jura?

Talking about Jura is of course not mentionning the french region…Jura means Red deer in gaelic. The remote island of Jura is located off the west coast of Scotland, next to Islay. Described by George Orwell as “the most un-getattable place”, Jura is home to around 200 people, known as Diurachs, and over 5,000 red deer. The island has one road, one pub, one shop and one distillery.
The sheltered east coast of the island has a gentle climate due to the Gulf Stream – even a few palm trees! The exposed west coast is rugged and harsh. To the north lie three mountains – the Paps of Jura. And just off the coast is the Corryvreckan, Europe’s largest whirlpool. To those who call Jura home, it’s a different life and a different world.

In light of the island’s increasing popularity in 2007, the distillery opened the Jura Lodge as a homely retreat for whisky aficionados, visitors and authors alike. With captivating views out to sea, it provides a relaxing base from which to discover Jura and was designed by renowned Parisian interior specialist Bambi Sloan. Inspired by the spirit of the island, the Jura Lodge offers a twist on the traditional hunting abode, with a stylish but eclectic mix of vintage trinkets and distinctive furniture. There’s even a resident suit of armour.
Jura is a popular destination for visitors and the distillery is a prime attraction. George Orwell famously wrote his iconic novel, 1984, on the island and it is still frequented by artists, authors and those seeking quiet contemplation and inspiration, as well as nature lovers eager to experience the Jura Paps, scenic beaches and the infamous Corryvreckan whirpool.

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