SCOTCH whisky producer Jura is launching a new range of signature malts.

The collection adds a new smoky flavour profile to the brand.

Scheduled to launch in April, the new collection comprises five single malt expressions, each with a “subtle smoke” flavour and packaged in a new bottle design.

The new line-up includes Jura Journey, bottled at 40 per cent and matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels.

It is described as having a vanilla aroma, with citrus notes on the palate and a toffee fudge finish, and has a RRP of £33.

Jura 10 is bottled at 40 per cent ABV and matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels for 10 years with an aged Oloroso Sherry cask finish. It is described as having a dark chocolate aroma with nectarines and ground coffee. It has an RRP of £38.

Jura 12 (40 per cent ABV) is matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years. It has an aroma of chocolate and liquorice. It has an RRP of £45.

Also bottled without an age statement is Jura Seven Wood (42 per cent ABV). The whisky has been aged in seven French oak and first-fill American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels. With an RRP of £59, the single malt is said to offer tropical flavours with a hint of smoke, including peaches on the nose, candied orange to taste and a subtle smoke finish.

Completing the new range is Jura 18 (44 per cent abv), which has been matured for 18 years in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels, and finished in fine red wine casks. On the nose, there’s said to be toffee notes, which lead to black forest fruits and bitter chocolate on the finish. It carries an RRP of £75.

Graham Logan, Jura distillery manager, said: “This marks a hugely significant step for Jura. A new house style of whisky is not for the faint hearted but it tells you where we are now and how committed we are to Jura, the community and our whiskies for the long term.

“Combining two styles of whisky is a fairly unorthodox approach, but one that we know is right for Jura. We can’t wait for people to try and it and see for themselves.”

Jura is a small island off the West Coast of Scotland. The island’s single road leads to the distillery and island’s only pub which lie at the heart of Jura’s small community of around 200 people.

Established in 1810, the distillery fell into disrepair and closed in 1901. In 1963, after years of economic depression, the islanders felt it high time to revive the economy by rebuilding Jura’s distillery from scratch; a monumental feat achieved through community spirit.

On a mission to produce a spirit unlike anything else, the distillery manager William Delmé-Evans, went to extreme lengths to ship unusually tall stills to the island which was called “the most un-get-at-able place” by George Orwell.

Since then, the distillery has flourished, producing expertly crafted, award-winning whisky, which it says is “as unique as the island it comes from”.