Jura 44-year-old vintage harks back to a ‘bygone era’, says Whyte & Mackay

By Luke Barras-hill |

Jura-vintage-1975Single malt Scotch whisky Jura has unveiled a rare 44-year-old expression that honours a distinctive maturation journey.

The aptly named ‘Very Rare Vintage 1975’ (RRP £6,880/$8,548) is available initially with DFS on an exclusive basis before rolling out to key hub airports in Asia.

Limited to just 21 bottles this year, each are individually numbered from cask #413.403 and have an ABV of 46.2%.


The presentation box includes a 5cl miniature and book that unearths the interesting story of the single malt.


Richard Trimby, Travel Retail Director, Whyte & Mackay said: “This Very Rare Vintage 1975 is a remarkable single malt which not only shows a real test of time, but also reflects the incredible skills of our whisky makers in knowing when the time was right to bottle this rare treasure.

“Our commitment to offering special, limited and truly rare products is reflected in this release and we are sure both Jura lovers and the wider whisky fraternity will relish this extraordinary whisky.”

Maturation of the liquid begins in small batch American oak ex-bourbon barrels before shifting to rare hand selected Tawny Port Pipe casks sourced from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal.

Notes of aromatic sandalwood, blood orange, raisin and toasted bananas on the nose graduate to hints of tropical fruit salad, nectarine, roasted walnuts and black coffee on the palette.

“Despite the current climate, there is still strong demand for these unique and very rare releases appealing to Scotch aficionados and collectors,” added Trimby.

The tiny and remote island of Jura is located off Scotland’s west coast. It features one road, one pub, one distillery and is home to roughly 212 people.

Established in 1810, the distillery was reborn in 1963.


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