Tuesday, August 30, 2016


The Jura Distillery has today announced the launch of a new limited edition expression, to help mark the retirement of its celebrated Distillery Manager, Willie Cochrane.

Jura ‘One For The Road’ (47% ABV) is a 22 Year Old single malt, which has been finished in Pinot Noir red wine casks.
Jura - 'One For The Road'

Willie Cochrane first arrived on Jura in 1977, with the intention of staying for a year. Though he initially had little knowledge of whisky, he was offered a job in the distillery and soon proved his talent for crafting single malts.

Over the next 39 years, Willie became a celebrated part of the very fabric of Jura, renowned in the industry for his friendliness and expertise and earning prestigious titles for the whisky.  A true ambassador for the brand, Willie has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the globe to the distillery.

The Jura Distillery reopened in the 1960s with the aim of saving the island community and now produces one of the most globally renowned malts in the world. It begins its next chapter with newly promoted Graham Logan at its helm. Graham, a former Jura Mash/Stillman, has worked at Willie’s side for over two decades and hopes to put his own stamp on the distillery, while building its reputation for producing award-winning spirits.

Between September 17th and October 1st, Willie will visit Brussels, Lyon, Hamburg, Paris, Cologne and Stockholm to meet whisky fans and conduct tastings of the new limited edition expression.

Commenting on the news, Willie Cochrane, said: “One of the perks of my job is meeting people who have travelled to the island from far and wide to share their appreciation for whisky with me and the team at the distillery.  Now that I have the opportunity, I can think of no better way to repay the favour than releasing one final expression - one for the road - to share with them.”

Limited to 5,000 bottles, Jura ‘One For The Road’ will be available next month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £120.00.

Posted by Steve Rush