About Isle Of Jura Whisky Distillery
2 200 000 litres
Craighouse, Isle of Jura PA60 7XT
Whyte & Mackay
Archibald Campbell founds a distillery named Small Isles Distillery.
William Abercombie obtains the first licence for Isle of Jura Distillery.
Richard Campbell leases the distillery to Norman Buchanan from Glasgow.
Buchanan files for bankruptcy and J. & K. Orr takes over the distillery.
The licence is transferred to James Ferguson & Sons.
The distillery closes and Ferguson dismantles the distillery.
Charles Mackinlay & Co. embarks on reconstruction and extension of the distillery. Newly formed Scottish & Newcastle Breweries acquires Charles Mackinlay & Co.
Scottish & Newcastle forms Mackinlay-McPherson for the operation of Isle of Jura.
The first distilling after reconstruction takes place.
Stills are doubled from two to four.
Invergordon Distilleries acquires Charles Mackinlay & Co., Isle of Jura and Glenallachie from Scottish & Newcastle Breweries.
Whyte & Mackay (Fortune Brands) buys Invergordon Distillers.
Whyte & Mackay changes name to
The management of JBB (Greater Europe) buys out the company from the owners Fortune Brands and changes the name to Kyndal.
Isle of Jura Superstition is launched.
Kyndal reverts back to its old name, Whyte & Mackay. Isle of Jura 1984 is launched.
Two cask strengths (15 and 30 years old) are released in limited numbers.
The 40 year old Jura is released.
United Spirits buys Whyte & Mackay. The 18 year old Delmé-Evans and an 8 year old heavily peated expression are released.
A series of four different vintages, called Elements, is released.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde