Tried and True
- Destinations: Isle of Skye, Jura
- Length of trip: 2 days
- Distilleries: JURA DISTILLERY, TALISKER DISTILLERY
Whisky giants Jura and Talisker are not to be missed on the Hebridean Whisky Trail. If you’re an early riser and enjoy the drive, it’s just possible to do both in two days. Bear in mind, the journey from Jura to Talisker takes the whisky lover directly past two other distinctive single malt Scotch whisky distilleries, so you will experience more sensory pleasures if you extend your trip a day or two.
Jura’s whisky distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to bring life back to the island and the community. Their dedication, enhanced by a very distinct micro-climate, results in unique whiskies that are smooth, bright and lively, just like the tiny island community who make them.
The Jura Hotel is the perfect basecamp for which to explore the island. From the peaceful village of Craighouse, the Jura Hotel has breathtaking views across the water and is metres from the world-famous Jura Distillery.
Explore the village of Craighouse with spectacular views across Small Isle Bay. Walk down to the Old Pier where you will find quality crafts in Camella Crafts and The Whisky Island Gallery & Studio. If you’re lucky, Deer Island Rum Distillery might just be open as well.
ARGYLL & BUTE COUNCIL FEOLIN FERRY
The Argyll and Bute Council offers a year-round passenger and car ferry service from Port Askaig, Islay to Jura. It’s a quick journey across the water and back. Tickets can be purchased at the port.
ISLE OF JURA CALMAC FERRY
Calmac offers several ferries to Islay: Kennacraig to Port Askaig Kennacraig to Port Ellen Oban to Port Askaig via Colonsay