With the success of their first Gin, Joadja have released their first barrel aged Gin. This one is crafted with a spicy London Dry style botanical mix and then aged for 3 months in a Spanish, Tempranillo Barrel.
The colour of the Gin is vibrant and would usually indicate a strong barrel flavour, however this is beautifully balanced giving refined flavours of sweetness, fruit and spice.
Colour: Rose Gold
Nose: Refined aromas of butterscotch, pine nettles and fruit.
Palate: Vanilla, Grape skins and white pepper
Finish: Medium juicy finish with lasting fruit and spice.
Juniper, Aniseed Whole, Angelica Root, Cardamom, Coriander & Lemon Myrtle.
|Name||Barrel Aged Gin|
Tempranillo Barrel, La Rioja, Spain
|Bottled||26 Mar 21|
Established in 2014 this real gem of a distillery is located in the heritage listed town called Joadja Town. The township was first established in the 1870’s by the Australia Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co, who brought hundreds of Scottish oil shale miners over with them, who also had their knowledge in making sly Grog.
In 1911 the once thriving town of 1,200 people come to an end as the process to get the Kerosine became uneconomical. The township passed many hands and in 1999 became heritage listed. The current owners Elisa and Valero (Val) Jimenez set up the Distillery in 2014 and worked hard to maintain the preservation of the township while time sharing to make their fabulous whisky, rum, gin, liqueurs and sherry. As their suggests they are of Spanish origin and have the ability to source the finest ex-Oloroso & ex-Ppedro Ximenez Sherry butts from Spain. Their uniqueness only continues as Val has also been growing their own barley on premises which is used in some of their releases of whisky.
At Joadja they use a 2,500L Wash still; a 800L Spirit still; and a 500L Gin still. All are electrically driven as they focus on reducing their carbon foot print.
Tours of the Distillery including Joadja Creek are made by appointment only.