I recently mentioned whisky cruises to Islay but if you are looking for another kind of whisky experience you can hang out on the isle of Jura in Scotland. The Isle of Jura distillery now has a lodge for those who want to combine a whisky experience with a stay in a unique, if quirky spot soaking up the local culture.
The Isle of Jura also has a unique writer's residency, offering three different writers each year a chance to stay on the island and soak up the scenery. Author Will Self was picked to be the first writer for the residency which is especially interesting since he doesn't drink.
The Isle of Jura also offers a Jura Fellowship, a five-day residential course for guests to discover whisky making on Jura. The experience offers a chance to work alongside mashmen, tunmen and the distillery manager in the distillery itself, participate in tastings and receive a limited-edition signed commemorative bottle. The price for the program is £1000 per person including a stay at the lodge.