gap Home Help Scotland Speyside West Isles Search
Navigation toolbar
Home | Help | Scotland | Speyside | West Isles | Search

[Photo] [Next]


No: 31
Producer: Invergordon
Region: Highlands(Island)
District: Jura  -   Multimap view
Map reference NR 52 65 ; Latitude 55 51° N, Longitude 5 58° W
Founded 1810 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Jura's single distillery seems to have been founded around 1810 and was rebuilt in 1876 but closed during the First World War. Though a couple of buildings dating back to its early days are still in use, the present distillery was built during the late 1950s and early 1960s and enlarged in the 1970s. It was owned for a time by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries and its malt whisky is an important component of the Mackinlay blends. Less than 10% of the spirit is matured in sherry casks and the rest in second-fill Scotch whisky casks. It gets its water from a spring called the Bhaille Mharghaidh which flows over rock and carries very little peat. The two pairs of stills are amongst the tallest in the industry, a factor contributing to a light and pure spirit. The wash and spirit stills are very much the same size and are heated internally by steam-filled coils.
© Michael Jackson 1994, smws

Distillery rating: 3*

Craighouse, Jura, PA60 7XT
Tel: 01496-820240

Hear "Jura" pronounced in AU or WAV format
Read an article about Jura distillery ... or another
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Jura
There just might be some news about Jura in The "Scotsman" newspaper