Jura 1998 Adelphi 21 Year Old


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We present to you a 1998 vintage Jura! This gorgeous dram was bottled in 2020 and has been drawn from a refill sherry cask. With just 265 bottles being produced, this truly is a rare dram.

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The Isle of Jura is one of the most isolated in the Hebridean archipelago and by all logical accounts an unusual place to build a distillery. However, the historic site was re-opened in the 1960s, in part to provide jobs to what was a declining population at the time. The rebuilding of the distillery was backed by blenders Charles Mackinlay & Co, so like Bruichladdich, despite the island being covered in peat, it produced an un-peated spirit to meet the needs of their blends. This continued into the 1990s when Whyte & Mackay became its owners, although they did eventually introduce some peated malt to their distilling, launching the Jura Superstition in 2003.

This whisky was distilled in 1998 and laid to rest refill sherry cask #2146 and bottled in 2020.

Adelphi has a rich history, operating as a distillery in the Gorbals district of Glasgow from 1825, producing spirit from the waters of Loch Katrine. The distillery ceased production in the early 20th century however and several changes in ownership culminated in a takeover by Distillers Company Ltd in 1902. The Adelphi name was revived in 1993 by Jamie Walker, great-grandson of former distillery owner Archibald. With a lineage of whisky expertise, he operated Adelphi as a private bottling company, which now in the hands of Keith Falconer and David Houston, continues the fine work he began of bottling top quality expressions from Scotland’s finest distilleries. The company is now also distilling their own whisky at Ardnamurchan distillery in Glenbeg.

One of 265 bottles.