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Jura Seven Wood 70cl 42°

Distillery : Isle of Jura / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23356

What defines the inhabitants of Jura is their ability to renew and reinvent themselves. This allowed the distillery and its team to create a complex Single Malt, shaped by the imprint of seven oak barrels of different origins.

Made with peat and non-peated spirits, this Single Malt was aged in seven different French and American oaks: ex-bourbon casks made from first-fill white oak and oak barrels orginating from the Frnehc forests of Allier, Limousin, Tronçais, Bertranges, Vosges and Jupilles.

This Single Malt offers exceptional balance and rare depth, influenced by seven French and American oak barrels. 

69,90 € tax incl.

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Features

ABV42°
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryIsle of Jura
CountryScotland
RegionJura
MaturationOak Casks
Reference:23356

Some say Isle of Jura is the oldest distillery of Scotland. Indeed, the first traces of distillation hark back to the 16th century. The distillery was renamed several times. It successively bore the name of Caol'nan Eilean, Craighouse, Small Isles and Lagg.


Built in 1810, the first to obtain a license to distil is William Abercrombie, in 1831. In the following year, Archibald Fletcher took over the distillery and managed for 20 years. It changed owner many times in the 19th century: J&A Gardner, Norman Buchanan, J.K. & D. Orr and James Furgusson. As the landlord decided to collect taxes on the land, the Furgusson family moved all the equipment to Glasgow. This did not deter the landlord to pursue the Furgusson’s who came back to the Isle of Jura and dismantled the distillery’s roofs. Indeed, law exempted all roofless structures from taxation. More recently, after 40 years of closure between 1914 and 1948, the distillery was fully rebuilt with financial support from Scottish & Newcastle Breweries. The architect who rebuilt the distillery is well known in the whisky world, as it is Delmé Evans, who also rebuilt, amongst others, the Glenallachie and Tullibardine distilleries.


The Scottish & Newcastle Breweries sold the distillery to Invergordon, which was purchased by White & Mackay and became in 2001 Kyndal Spirits. The Kyndal Spirits became in 2003 Whyte & Mackay Ltd. The distillery is one of the flagships of Whyte & Mackay. The wide and tall stills of the distillery have been conceived to produce a light distillate, enabling Isle of Jura to contribute to the Whyte & Mackay blends. The range has considerably expanded these last few years also with the creation of peated versions of Jura whisky.

Colour: mahogany gold.

Nose: notes of coffee and ginger with a hint of chocolate.

Palate: caramelised peaches, chewy notes of liquorice and candied oranges, a hint of spray and smoke.

Finale: woody notes come back at the end of the mouth.