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The origin of the name "Jura" comes from a Scandinavian word meaning "deer". An emblematic animal of this particular island, more than 5,000 deer have been recorded. There is only one distillery, Isle of Jura, whose whisky is marked by notes of fruit and butter and whose marine character is barely sketched. This island is full of myths and legends: Jura whiskey is said to have the property of prolonging life.
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A secluded, wild and sparsely inhabited island ...

The Jura distillery, located on the eponymous island off the west coast of Scotland not far from its neighbour Islay, takes its name from the Norwegian term meaning "deer" (it must be said that the island has 200 inhabitants for 5000 deer !)

Numbering a thousand at the end of the 19th century, its inhabitants are today grouped together in the village of Craighouse, where there is also a grocery store, a hotel and the famous distillery.

Jura is a wild, rugged and remarkable island that George Orwell chose to write his 1984 novel. In 2003, the distillery even gave its name to one of its whiskies.

... dedicated to whisky making since the 19th century

The history of distillation on the Isle of Jura dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, and resumed in 1963 after a long period of interruption following the reconstruction of the distillery in a modernized version: very high stills (more than 8 meters high) were installed, with the aim of distilling differentiated Single Malts.

From 2010, the Jura Single Malts met with great success, the Scottish distillery following its rivals Glenfiddich and Glenmorangie. Today the distillery is appreciated for the uniqueness of its whiskies which combine the classic Highland style with that of island malts.

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