Isle of Jura Distillery

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General
Pronunciation isle of ’jura Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands
Distiller Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
Owner Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
Address Craighouse
Jura
Argyll
PA60 7XT
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1496 - 82 02 40
+44 (0)1496 - 82 03 44 (Fax)
LatLong 55° 50’ 01” N   05° 57’ 09” W
Altitude
Grid Reference NR526671
Website www.isleofjura.com
www.juradistillery.com
E-mail sue.pettit@whyteandmackay.com
Open to public January - Easter : mo - fr by appointment only
Easter - October : mo - fr 10:00 - 16:00 (tours 11:00 and 14:00, please book in advance), sa 10:00 - 14:00
October - December : mo - fr by appointment onlySource : Islay & Jura Distillery Tour Times 2008 leaflet
Remarks

History
1600s
The first distillery dates back from the 17th century in its successors grounds. Only little remains from this time
1810
Said to have been founded
1831-32
William Abercrombie
1832-52
Archibald Fletcher
1852
J. & A. Gardner
1853
Norman Buchanan
1867-72
J.K. & D. Orr, when partners retired
1876
Taken over by James Ferguson & Sons and rebuilt
1896
James Ferguson & Sons listed as being at ’Small Isles, Lagg, Jura’, but this was the same distillery
1903
James Ferguson & Sons listed as being at ’Small Isles, Lagg, Jura’, but this was the same distillery
1907
James Ferguson & Sons listed as being at ’Small Isles, Lagg, Jura’, but this was the same distillery
WWI
Probably abandoned during the First World War
1960-63
The present distillery was rebuilt by the Jura Distillery Co. Ltd., controlled by Mackinlay McPherson Ltd., subsidiary of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd., which also controlled Charles Mackinlay & Co. Ltd., using parts of the elder, to create work on the island. Assistance came from Scottish Brewers and William Delmé Evans was responsible for the design (1958 mentioned as well)
1963
The new distillery opened
1974
The first single malt came available
1978
Extended from two to four stills
1985
Mackinlay McPherson Ltd. and Charles Mackinlay & Co. Ltd. being bought by the Invergordon Distillers Group
1991
A gold medal was won with the 10 years old single malt on the International Wine and Spirit Competition
1993
The Invergordon Group was taken over by Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
1999
Owned by Jim Beam (JBB)
2004
Owned by Whyte & Mackay Ltd.

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production and cooling from Loch a' Bhaile-Mhargaid (Market Loch)
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
mainly blend (Whyte & Mackay), also peated malt (13% in Superstition)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun 1
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of stainless steel
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
2
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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