Originally founded in 1810, little of its early history is known. By the eve of the 20th century, however, the distillery was dismantled and fell silent. 

Then in 1963 two local landowners Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith rebuilt the distillery to help create jobs for the small island of 200 inhabitants. 

Rather than adopting the flavours of nearby Islay, Jura distillery focused on producing the more heavily peated whiskies of the Highlands. 

Now owned by Whyte and Mackay, this distillery focuses on producing high quality single malts which have been met with acclaim and are popular in supermarkets across the UK.

Details

Region:
Islands
Founded:
1810
Capacity:
2,500,000 Litres
Owner:
Whyte & Mackay