Isle of Jura WhiskyIsle of Jura Whisky Distillery, which was established in 1810, is to be found on the Island of Jura, off the west coast of Scotland. The inhabitants of Jura had been permitted to distil whisky for personal consumption, until a ban in 1781. The Isle of Jura Whisky Distillery fell into disuse, but was revitalised in the 1960s by two enterprising locals; Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith. Today the Isle of Jura Whisky Distillery produces a wide range of uniquely flavoured single malt whiskies using traditional production methods. While the red deer population of Jura rests at around 5000, the number of people who make their living on this island sits at less than 200. The inhabitants of Jura are known as Diurachs, which is their Gaelic name. The key dates in the Diurach calendar include the whisky festival – Feis Ile. This runs throughout the last week in May each year across both Islay and Jura. The Jura Music Festival takes place every year in September.
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