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 18 YO Single Malt whisky has been matured in old American Bourbon casks of white oak for 18 years and finished in Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe barrique red wine casks.
Characteristics of whisky: Brownish, amber colour. Aroma is complex and multi-faceted, ripe tropical fruit, toffee, woody spices, peppercorn, nuts, cinnamon and dark chocolate with subtle smoke hint can be felt. Taste is dry and saltish full, goji berries, dried forest berries and cocoa with woody spices can be felt.
Straight, served with berry sorbet and dark chocolate.