Jura

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Jura Distillery, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll, PA60 7XT
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1496 820 385
Web" Web: http://www.jurawhisky.com/
Twitter" Twitter: Jura Malt Whisky (@jura_whisky )

Facts and figures

LocationJura Distillery, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll, PA60 7XT
Founded1810
OwnerWhyte & Mackay

Opening Hours

Opening hours vary through the year; check for details of opening hours. Standard tours are at 1100 and 1400 Monday to Friday throughout the year and on Saturdays between April and October. Tours are limited to a maximum 10 people so plan ahead and contact the distillery by email, using the contact details above, to book a tour.

Tours

Standard Tour £6

One hour distillery tour.

Sweet & Smoky Experience £15

This tour concentrates on the whisky production and the seet and smoky sides to Jura Whisky. This tour runs at 1000 on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday and is for a maximum of six people per tour.

Discovering the Uncommon £25

This in depth tour concentrates on what makes Jura’s distillation process different to other distilleries. One for the distillation experts. This tour runs at 1445 on a Wednesday and Friday and is for a maximum of six people per tour.

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.

In 2006, the whisky received a Gold Quality Award from the international quality institute Monde Selection.
Information correct as of 05/06/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Jura Distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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