Isle of Jura Distillery


Isle of Jura Distillery, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, PA60 7XT

    Visit this small distillery located on one of Scotland’s most spectacular but remote islands.

    Isle of Jura Distillery didn’t open until 1810 but inhabitants of Jura had been permitted to distill whisky for their personal consumption until a ban in 1781. It fell into disuse but was revitalised in the 1960s by two locals, Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith. Today the distillery produces a wide range of uniquely flavoured malts produced using traditional methods and in 2006 it received a Gold Quality Award from the international quality institute Monde Selection. Free tours are available lasting 40 minutes where each part of the distilling process is demonstrated and explained in detail. A complimentary dram is also included at the end of the tour.

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