Isle of Jura Distillery has some vegan options
Isle of Jura, Argyll, PA60 7XT
|Phone:||+44 1496 820601|
|Double checked by:||Craig|
|Added:||about 2 years ago|
|Double Checked:||over 1 year ago|
Products by Isle of Jura Distillery:
Not Vegan Friendly
Company email (March 2013):
"Currently, the standard 10yr old highland style Jura, the Boutique 1999 and Boutique 1995 are the only three bottles that I can say have been matured in Bourbon casks only. The 10yr old is our baseline product you can find in your local supermarket, the boutique range are all non-chill filtered, non coloured cask strength products, the 1999 is heavily peated and the 1995 a soft highland style malt."
Company email (October 2012):
"Here at the distillery we use barley, water and yeast to produce our spirit, that spirit is then put into barrels – all of our malt starts its life in American bourbon barrels – you would have to check but I believe that American bourbon is made using grain, water and yeast and as such the barrels should not have been impregnated with any animal products. Some of our whisky is finished in sherry/red wine casks; obviously the sherry and wine making process is different from the spirit making process and there are ingredients that may not fit in with a vegan lifestyle which impregnate the wood while the sherry or wine was maturing and this would then be passed onto the spirit at a later date.
Some of our whisky is chill filtered, and some has colour in the form of caramel added, others are non chill filtered, non coloured, cask strength products – in essence there is a mix of products designed to suit most palettes and price ranges – whether or not a product is vegan is something that would need to be determined on an expression to expression basis depending on what type of barrel it had been matured/finished in and whether or not it had any colour added.
All of the Jura Range is produced on Jura, Barrelled on Jura and Matured on Jura"