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[3 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,166 views]
Back to Jura–the Jura 50 Twitter tasting [#Jura50TT]

Back to Jura then, in the spirit – that is, and no better timing than Feis Ile which is happening right now , and Jura distillery taking part in it as usual. I’ve written in length about my visit to the Isle of Jura in the past – that magical place which hosts about 188 people and over 6,000 deer, …

Headline, Jura, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[14 May 2013 | 8 Comments | 2,296 views]
New Jura : Turas-Mara

This new expression was featured in last week’s whisky news, and now it’s time for my tasting notes, with the help of the whisky fairy (which was quite quick this time – hooray!) i was able to get a cheeky little sample and try it last night. basically it’s a NAS bottled at 42% (not 43% but 42%…) and no …

Jura, News, Tamdhu »

[10 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,297 views]
Whisky news Friday March 10th

Jura Launches Travel Retail Exclusive – Turas-Mara
Jura distillery has released a new expression – Turas-Mara – for sale exclusively through travel retail.
Gaelic for long journey, Turas-Mara is inspired by the travels of the many Diurachs who were forced to emigrate during the 18th and 19th centuries, in what became known as “The Clearances”, to countries including the US and Canada.
Turas-Mara …

Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,562 views]
Tasting Isle of Jura 1977

So, another new expression from Jura. Quite limited This vintage takes its name from the Gaelic word for the Yew tree, which once sprawled across the entire island of Jura. Translated as ‘Juar’, the Yew tree has long been associated with immortality and regeneration, with some even believing it gives access to the “otherworld”.
Filled to cask in 1977, this vintage …

Berry Bros. & Rudd, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes »

[17 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,122 views]
Berry’s own selection Isle of Jura 1976

A few weeks ago I was to participate in a Berry Bros. & Rudd twitter tasting organized by Steve of the whisky Wire, but because of many factors mainly incompetence of TNT international, and their Israeli branch (Never use TNT for sending samples , never!) i got the samples only a few days AFTER the event took place. And here …

Competition, Headline, Jura »

[21 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,251 views]
Announcing the winner of our Jura 30 competition!

So, the time to announce the big winner has come… 100’s of emails from around the world arrived at our mailbox, and I thank you very much for participating and taking the time to tell us about your favourite Jura, and favourite post.
but, there is only one winner… and the winner is: *drumroll* :
Johnny Houlind Berggreen , from Denmark!
Congratulations Johnny, …

Archives, Headline, Independent Bottling, Jura, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, whiskyBase »

[25 Oct 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,584 views]
Isle of Jura 1988 Archives  by Whiskybase

I received some very interesting samples of various bottling for the “Archives” series by whisky base. All single casks, bottled at CS, and from a wide variety of distilleries, will be going to post notes about them all (10 or so) in the coming month. The first of which is a lovely and very different Isle Of Jura bottling. Only …

Competition, Headline, Jura »

[18 Oct 2012 | 10 Comments | 3,767 views]
Whisky Israel turns 3 year old, and you can win the Brand new Jura 30 year old ‘Camas an Staca’

Times flies, and Whisky Israel is three years old, like a proper whisky, right?
As a token of appreciation for our readers, we’re giving away an amazing bottle of whisky, A FULL SIZE BOTTLE!! (700ml) of  the brand new 30 year old Isle of Jura (see notes and info here ) .
Brillant right? 350 quid worth of whisky, elegant bottle in …

Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes, Whisky Trip »

[4 Oct 2012 | 6 Comments | 3,101 views]
Isle of Jura part II – A spanking NEW 30 year old Jura!

So, I’m pretty excited about this post, and it’s going to be the first time this  new whisky from Jura is revealed to the public (you, dear readers). and not just any whisky, but a 30 year old very special whisky it is. But first things first, (if you are very curious, just scroll down a bit ok?)
You are probably …

Distillery Visit, Featured, Headline, Jura »

[10 May 2012 | 8 Comments | 2,419 views]
Visiting the Isle of Jura distillery–Part I of II

Almost two months ago I received an invitation from the guys at W&M , the father company of Jura distillery to come and visit the Island for a day or two. I didn’t take me too long to accept as you can imagine, and after a few weeks I found myself on a plane headed to the UK. In order …