The Jura distillery is located on the island of Jura off the west coast of Scotland, in the Island whisky region. It has been operating since 1810 when the founder Archibald Campbell opened its doors.
About Jura Distillery
The distillery is still active and is now owned by Whyte & Mackay. The current capacity is 2,200,000 litres and its’ water source is drawn from Loch a’Bhaile Mhargaidh.
The island of Jura is only 7 miles wide and 30 miles long, with only one road, one pub and one distillery. Less than 200 people currently live there. In 1901 the distillery closed which was mainly down to two reasons; the great whisky sales slump which lead to the closure of many distilleries, as well as the remote location of the distillery which made operating it more expensive than mainland distilleries. In the 1960’s Tony Riley-Smith and Robin Fletcher rebuilt the distillery and reopened it in 1963.
Jura Distillery Details
Scotland, United Kingdom
Whyte & Mackay
Number of Stills
2 wash, 2 spirit