September 1st, 2016
Scotland’s Award-Winning Jura Whisky Raises ‘One For The Road’ to Celebrated Distillery Manager
A fitting tribute to a 39 year whisky career, Jura marks Distillery Manager Willie Cochrane’s retirement with a special limited edition release.
Jura Single Malt Whisky today, 1st September, unveils a limited edition expression to mark the retirement of celebrated Distillery Manager, Willie Cochrane – fittingly named ‘One For The Road’.
This specially bottled 22 year old single malt, complete with exceptional ‘Pinot Noir’ finish, celebrates Willie’s 39 year career with Jura, and the story of one of whisky’s best loved characters. A must-have collectable for whisky fans, only 5,000 bottles (47% ABV) are available globally.
Willie’s captivating story begins in 1977, when he first arrived on Jura with the intention of staying for only one year. Though he initially had little knowledge of whisky, he was offered a job in the distillery and soon proved his talent for crafting extraordinary single malts.
Over the next 39 years, Willie became a celebrated part of the very fabric of Jura, renowned in the industry for his friendliness and expertise and earning prestigious titles for the whisky. A true ambassador for the brand, Willie has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the globe to the distillery, guiding them through the quality craftsmanship and dedication that goes into producing each cask of Jura.
The Distillery was reopened in the 1960s with the aim of saving the island community and now produces one of the most globally renowned malts in the world. It begins its next chapter with newly promoted Graham Logan at its helm. Graham, a former Jura Mash/ Stillman, has worked at Willie’s side for over two decades and hopes to put his own stamp on the distillery, while building its reputation for producing award-winning spirits.
Willie Cochrane said: “Every limited edition is special, but this one is particularly close to my heart as it is the final whisky bottled during my many happy years at Jura. People from far and wide have come to the island to share their appreciation for whisky with me and the team at the distillery and now that I have the opportunity, I can think of no better way to repay the favour than releasing one final expression – One For The Road – to share with them.”
Graham Logan said: “Nobody embodies Jura’s spirit quite like Willie, so it’s a fitting tribute to a man who has contributed so much to our small, but passionate island. I’ll be raising a glass alongside the rest of the community as we wave Willie off on his next adventure.”
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