Welcome to Jura, a remote island off the West Coast of Scotland. Only 60 miles from the mainland yet it feels like an entire world away; an ancient landscape of wild mountains, peaceful lochs and stormy seas.With just one road, one pub, one distillery and a very distinct micro-climate, it’s not an easy place to make whisky but we believe it’s the best.
The 30-mile-long and seven-mile-wide island is framed by the wild waters of the Atlantic on its west coast, while the east is home to serene bays, seals and sea eagles. Journey to the north west of Jura and you’ll be meet the rugged coastline of our island home, where there is nowhere wilder than The Corryvreckan, a giant whirlpool as beautiful as it is dangerous. The Royal Navy considers it to be one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the British Isles. We created our iconic shaped bottle to withstand the perils of such dangerous crossings.
When you look back at our Island’s humble coastline, a collection of solitary piers and crumbling stone buildings sprouting pink flowers, and a small but perfectly formed collection of white washed homes at the center of the island’s only village, the distillery’s importance is easy to see. It’s the beating heart of our community, the whisky a source of pride and prosperity for generations to come.
Originally established in 1810, our distillery was reborn in 1963 and with it a local community was revived. We could tell you all about it here, but nothing quite beats discovering our island home for yourself.