Jura

The island belongs to a group of islands collectively known as the Inner Hebrides. The distillery is owned by United Breweries Group of India.

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