A report in a recent Sunday Mail announced that a second Jura distillery has been proposed - with some high powered connections. Viscount Astor, David Cameron’s father-in-law, has applied to trademark Astor Whisky as well as Glenbatrick and and Corran River whiskies. Informal talks have taken place with Jura Community Council and a formal planning application to Argyll & Bute … [Read more...] about A Second Whisky Distillery on the Isle of Jura?
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I have never seen so many builders at work in the centre of Craighouse as we did this week. The reason for all this is that the old Jura Stores building is undergoing a huge renovation. The only things that were left standing were the outside walls. All this is part of the community buyout of the only shop on the island, which took place last year. The Antlers, the café across … [Read more...] about Jura Community Store Opening at Easter
Jura's first festival of oral culture will be held over Easter weekend, the 8 and 9 April 2012. Jura's annual September jamboree of Scottish Traditional music has been a must go, must see, must hear event for over a decade and a half. Now, that team is bringing their enthusiasm to mounting an Easter holiday event. Bàrr mo Theanga or Tip of the Tongue is a celebration of oral … [Read more...] about A new celebration of oral culture on Jura
In May I wrote about the opening of the Antlers restaurant on Jura. The restaurant, located in Craighouse next to the Jura Distillery, is run by Grahame Petit and Steve Prust. Much to my surprise Grahame's daughter Becky added a wee comment to that blog post and she wrote that she liked the food because it is her dads business. Over the last years I have met Grahame a couple of … [Read more...] about Grahame Petit Preparing Jura Venison
A limited edition of 1,300 bottles inspired by the famous Paps of Jura will be launched by one of the world's top barmen from The Ritz in Paris. The launch of this very special Jura Paps edition will take place during the Islay Whisky Festival which includes the Jura Distillery as well. At the moment of writing I have no specific details but I guess the launch will most likely … [Read more...] about Jura Distillery Launch: Jura Paps Single Malt collection