Country Scotch Whisky
Region Island Whisky
Distillery/Brand Jura
Style Single Malt Whisky

Jura Journey

Journey is the entry level expression from the Isle of Jura range (which was relaunched in mid-2018). It was aged exclusively in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at 40% ABV. A tasty introduction to Jura's single malts.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Melted butter, sugared almond, a very light hint of smoke.

Palate Honeyed-drenched pear, toffee and pencil shavings.

Finish Oily walnut and light apricot sweetness.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Jura Journey
Little gem
I have over 100 whisky’s and have been a taster for 12 years. This might be the best whisky you can buy for the price: I have £1000 bottles that aren’t as good. I think the other reviews are from drinkers of a different type of whisky. The instant hit of vanilla is all I need and more follows.
Mike , United Kingdom
3 months ago
I’d rather suck lemons
One of the worst whiskies I ever had. Devoid of anything. It’s a whisky for people who either don’t like whisky or prove why they don’t like whisky. If you like Glenlivet Founders Reserve then you’ll like this. Fresh air.
James , United Kingdom
7 months ago
If my ex were to choose me a whisky, it’d be this…
I suppose everyone’s palette is different but I found this incredibly salty, harsh and bitter…just like one of my exes.

I had this in the Emirates Lounge in Dubai. So glad I didn’t have to pay for this as I left my double measure on the table to be cleaned up.
Chris , United Kingdom
9 months ago
A bland 90s TV remake of a classic film
Lovely tactile bottle shape, perfect for clutching to your bosom as you settle down snugly to watch an old film. But then, as you begin to sip at the unprepossessingly aroma'd, you realise that instead of being treated to the vintage elegance of Kind Hearts & Coronets or the unexpected intellectual eroticism of Eyes Wide Shut, you're stuck with a bland TV remake of The Thirty Nine Steps.

"It is whisky" is about as praiseworthy as I can be about the Jura Journey. I detected no smokiness and virtually no fruitiness. It falls between two stools and is overshadowed by both.

Nevertheless, it has its place. I shall keep the bottle for undiscerning, whisky-ignorant guests, or for making a hot toddy, where added honey might actually provide some flavour.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Nice, plenty of characters, a little rough here and there.
Nose: fresh cut damp timber, fruity pastry, also something dry underneath.
Palate: pear drops, hint of aniseed, echos of coffee, occasionally harsh.
Finish: long, dry oak saw dust, a little cigar, longer still.
Ronald Elliott , United Kingdom
one year ago
very good at pricepoint
first taste straight out of bottle was a little wersh as many whiskies can be. a little air and a teaspoon of o2 and its transformed. it took many years to make so give it a little time in the glass.
stone fruits and nuts in this; a bit of charred oak too. quite decent now and for price a very good whisky.. stars relate to quality at price
GRANT B , United Kingdom
one year ago
Hmm...not what I expected
I have enjoyed sampling a wide range of whiskys in the last few years and often follow the tasting notes on this web page as a great baseline. I have however found it difficult to enjoy the Jura Journey. I took to looking through some of the reviews here and unfortunately agree with the few who have found it 'harsh' and 'bitter'. I wonder if there is some variability in this entry level expression. I have had better Jura whiskys.
Michael C , United Kingdom
one year ago
A good whisky for the price
I've had a few bottles of this now (over a long period of time, not just today!) and I must say that it's an interesting bottle. I pick up on the nose and tasting notes mentioned above as well as what jura say on their website, depending on where I am on the bottle. Generally speaking, jura website description for the forst 3rd, the MoM description for the rest - keeps it interesting. Better whiskies? Definitely but at this price, this jura is one of the best without age expression (with some water)
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Strange spread
Reading the reviews I can only guess that there is a bit of a lottery going on here with the bottles. The bottle we drank (and enjoyed) was a buttery caramel treat. Not one to take loads of time over but very drinkable indeed.
Philip O , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Quite bitter, unpleasant without adding water. Wouldn’t buy it again. Main plus point is it’s not very nice so you won’t overdo it
Macaroon18 , United Kingdom
2 years ago