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Jura 1966 Duthie for Corti 20 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 5076895

Jura 1966 Duthie for Corti 20 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £2,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 20 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Jura
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
1966
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
R.W. Duthie
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
86 US Proof
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Jura 1966 Duthie for Corti 20 Year Old 75cl / US Import

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.

A 1966 vintage Jura, bottled by R.W. Duthie for the Corti Brothers of Sacramento, CA, which has become one of the rarest independent Jura around.

This is part of a much sought-after series of independent bottlings produced by Aberdeen's R.W. Duthie for the Corti Brothers of Sacramento, California. R.W. Duthie was a subsidiary of Wm. Cadenhead, and also bottled esteemed independent distributors like Samaroli at the time. The Corti Brothers were a family grocer business founded in 1947 by Frank and Gino. Frank's son Darrell was the one to introduce a specialist spirits knowledge to the business, and they began getting their own Scotch whisky bottled for them in 1978.

This particular bottling was awarded 93 points by WhiskyFun, a real gem for any Jura enthusiast.

Bottled in 1986.

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