The number 10 release is a very special whisky from Joadja Distillery. It is made from barley which has been grown on premises and then used in the production of the spirit. This makes it more unique from other Distilleries in Australia; so it is a real Paddock to Bottle release.
Joadja distillery is known for sourcing some of the finest Sherry Casks, but this is matured in two American Oak, Ex-Bourbon casks. This gives a sweet characteristic to the Whisky with Candy floss, some oak and mild spice.
Colour: Light straw
Nose: Aromas of sweetness fill the senses with Candy floss and honey. Slight oak and clove
Palate: The sweetness continues with some jam and emerging spice. Vanilla swirls in between as it warms up
Finish: A warming, lengthy finish with sweetness and dulled spice.
|Cask||American Oak, Ex Bourbon Barrels
|Cask Numbers||JW 25 & 26
|Bottled||19 Mar 20
|Bottles||600 (500ml) & 100 (200ml)
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.