Whyte & Mackay is releasing 1,984 bottles of the Jura expression

Whyte & Mackay is releasing 1,984 bottles of the Jura expression

Emperador's Whyte & Mackay Jura 1984 Vintage 

Category - Spirits, Scotch whisky, single malt, 44% abv 

Available - From last week

Location - Globally; specialist whisk(e)y retailers 

Price - GBP750 (US$1,173)

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch whisky unit of Emperador Inc, has released a limited-edition version of its Jura brand in recognition of author George Orwell. 

Jura 1984 Vintage has been launched partly to acknowledge that Orwell wrote his novel '1984' on the Scottish island. The liquid is a single malt the company casked in 1984, with 1,984 individually-numbered bottles now being released. 

The product has been matured in American white oak, Amoroso and Apostoles Oloroso Sherry butt casks and non-chill filtered at 44% abv. 

Philippines-based Emperador Inc completed its GBP430m (US$729m) deal to acquire Whyte & Mackay from Diageo-controlled United Spirits late last month