The Isle of Jura is located in the western coast of Scotland between the Isle of Islay. This island has only one road, one pub, one shop, one community and one whisky distillery. The natives of the island are called “Diurachs“ which is their Celtic name. The name of the island originates from the Celtic Diùra, which in its turn is thought to be originating from the Vikings – Old Norse language, meaning the deer – “isle of deer“.
Jura Distillery was founded in 1810, restored in 1963 and up to date the distillery manufactures Single Malt whiskies still referring to the legends of the island. The owner of Jura Distillery is the well-known whisky producer Whyte & Mackay, founded in Glasgow in 1844.
Jura 12 YO Single Malt whisky has been matured in seven different oak casks, the first maturation in American Bourbon casks of white oak and thereafter in oak casks originating from the French forests of Vosges, Jupilles, Allier, Les Bertranges, Tronçais and Limousin.
Characteristics of whisky: Amber colour. Light peat smoke, also ginger, camomile, coffee beans and cocoa can be felt in aroma. Taste is dry, some spices, dried apricot, candied orange, roasted almonds and spices with vanilla can be felt.
Straight, spring water with cucumber slice aside.