Discover the distinct taste of Scotland at duty free
Jura The Sound captures the flavours of a remote Scottish island
Just off the West Coast of Scotland lies the island of Jura. Reaching just 30-miles in length and seven miles in width, the island of Jura is like something out of a fairytale. Ancient vistas, imposing mountains and crystal clear lochs take the breath away. This is a remote and still island with its own microclimate and just one road, one pub and, importantly, one distillery.
The home of Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky lies close to The Corryvreckan, a giant and ferocious whirlpool considered by The Royal Navy to be one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the British Isles. It’s a little-known fact that Jura’s signature curved bottle was designed specifically to withstand the frantic assault of crossing these angry waters.
A duty free exclusive
Jura The Sound has been created with adventurous travellers in mind. The whisky gift carton depicts the churning waters of The Corryvreckan and reveals a glimpse of the rugged Jura landscape.
With flavours of caramel fudge and black forest fruits and milk chocolate to finish, and aromatic notes of roasted hazelnuts, orange and maple syrup, Jura The Sound is not a whisky to be taken lightly. Its unique flavour comes from its maturation. Jura The Sound is allowed to age in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hand-selected single estate rare Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks that previously held 15-year-old Pedro Ximénez Sherry wines. With its smooth and fruity flavours, Jura The Sound is the ultimate fall tipple.
The breathtaking island of Jura is at the centre of a perfect whisky-making storm. The island’s tallest mountains, the Paps of Jura, filter crisp water down its sides to Market Loch at its feet. The water is collected and used to create Jura’s Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Barrels are sourced from around the world to mature the single malt and lend the liquid a unique, well-rounded flavour.
The Jura distillery has been central to island life since its doors first opened in 1810. Tough times befell the distillery towards the end of the 19th century when it fell into ruin and collapsed. Two world wars would follow before the distillery would be rebuilt and reclaim its position as the heart of the local island community. The island is home to some two hundred people (though at one time there were as many as 1,000).