Our Distillery Manager
Graham Logan started working at Jura Distillery as a trainee mashman one cold Sunday night in November 1991. Under the watchful eye of his trainer Kenneth, Graham learned about malt and how to extract the sugars. This was just the first step on his long journey to mastering the time-honored craft of whisky distillation. Over the next two and a half decades, Graham worked in every department at the distillery, mastering each stage of production. Today, Graham is now proudly our Distillery Manager.
Even after 25 years, Graham admits that every day presents a new challenge and reward. He takes pride in the whisky he and his talented team of distillers produce and their passion is as much a part of what makes Jura Whisky unique as the incredibly tall stills that give it its smooth delicate flavor.
From the first day that Graham moved to Jura, he was blown away by the Island. “I love walking to our water source at the Market Loch, from the Loch you can’t see any houses or buildings just wildlife and mountains. Then you realise how vast and empty Jura is and the magic that creates.”
So what advice would Graham give to someone thinking about becoming a whisky distiller? “I would recommend it to anyone; be prepared to start at the bottom, work hard and across all departments to gain the knowledge. It is a lifelong career and very rewarding.”
To learn more about Graham and his life as our Distillery Manager, have a listen to Graham’s story in the Live from the Sample room podcast. Click here to listen now on all major streaming platforms.
Fèis Ìle 2023 Limited Edition
2023 marks the first time Jura has hosted Feis Ile events in person since 2019. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome people back to the island for this famous festival, and hope you enjoy being here just as much as we enjoy welcoming you.
This year, our Feis Ile limited edition bottling pays homage to our distillery manager, Graham Logan. To celebrate his legacy, Graham has handpicked a cask for this bottling – Cask 1777 from Warehouse 2. This cask is a first-fill bourbon and is a perfect representation of Jura’s signature house style.
Logan Cask Tasting Notes
Nose: opens with generous notes of toffee and butterscotch, with hints of vanilla pod and Scottish tablet. Ripe stone fruit, freshly pressed sugar cane juice, mandarin oil and waxy citrus notes reminiscent of vintage orange liqueurs tinged with angelica root and honeysuckle emerge with time in the glass, along with the sticky-sweet spice of mum’s ginger cake.
Palate: salted caramel, ginger nut biscuit, frangipane and waxy citrus, followed by an assortment of juicy orchard and stone fruit: pear, white peach and honey mango. A drop of water accentuates the fruit, while revealing delicate floral and wild strawberry notes.
Finish: bright, fruity notes drift through alongside a gentle coastal influence, rounding off nicely with a spiced-treacle richness.