Isle of Jura – Turas-Mara

Jura distillery has released a new expression – Turas-Mara – for sale exclusively through travel retail.

Gaelic for long journey, Turas-Mara is inspired by the travels of the many Diurachs who were forced to emigrate during the 18th and 19th centuries, in what became known as “The Clearances”, to countries including the US and Canada.

Turas-Mara is an expression that honours those who carried Jura in their hearts, as they travelled and migrated across the globe. Jura Turas-Mara allows travellers to experience a little bit of Jura as they embark on their own journeys.jura-turas-mara

Each pack is adorned with a compass to help steer the traveller home, and a poem written by a former resident of Jura, Jessie Scott. Jessie lived on the island during the 19th century and witnessed many of its inhabitants depart Jura by boat for the shores of North America. The poem is an ode to her homeland and has been immortalised on a plaque which currently stands on Jura’s Corran Sands beach.

Willie Cochrane, Jura’s Distillery Manager said:

“The spirit of travel is reflected in this whisky as it takes its unique and exotic flavour from casks sourced from America, Spain, France and Portugal. Its fleshy notes of vanilla and toffee and black cherries on the palate will make duty free travellers long to visit our wonderful island.”

Isle of Jura Distillery,
Isle of Jura,
PA60 7XT.

telephone – 01496 820385

website –


Isle of Jura – Turas-Mara, Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 42% Alc/vol. RSP £50.00.

Colour…Polished rich oak


Jim’s tasting

Nose…Sweet vanilla, fresh fruit salad bowl, tangerine skins, hint of toffee apples.
Taste…More vanilla with runny honey drizzled over ice cream, fresh oak sawdust, sherry soaked raisins. finishing with dark cherries.
Finish…Fresh medium finish, plenty of vanilla and oranges running around the palate.

Score…4 Corks

A very fine dram indeed, will have to look out for this one when next at the airport. This is a dram that all Jura lovers must try and get a taste or indeed a bottle, it is that good.

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6 Responses

  1. HALSEY says:



  2. Jim says:

    Hi Ted, very sorry to say but you can only buy this at travel retail outlets. Jim

  3. Tony says:

    I bought a 1lt bottle at the Distillery during Feis Isle. Didn’t last long, and I suspect it’s now my favourite Jura expression. How can we persuade them to release more to those of us who spend their holidays, rather than racking up carbon miles, in quiet places like… well… Jura 🙂

  4. JK says:

    Excellent whisky, I just love it. I bought a bottle of this elixir at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). Excellent product for this price-range.

  5. Pezski says:

    I tried this last summer. I was staying with a friend in Oslo and, knowing he’s a Jura fan, picked this up for him at the airport on the way over. We had a fair few drams and I was tempted to bring it home with me. It jumped right in there as one of my all-time favourite malts.

  6. Brian says:

    Don’t taunt me like this Jura. Turas Mara is my absolute favourite! It is just a bloody good malt and I love it! But I can’t get it unless I’m travelling internationally. I’m from Australia so a bit difficult. I understand the need for marketing but a bloody good malt is a bloody good malt and should be able to be enjoyed by its devotees without having to spendthousands of dollars/pounds on an airfare just to get to it! Please find a way for disciples like me to access Juras Turas Mara without having to travel internationally. I’m feeling isolated here. Please find a way. A devoted fan. Brian

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