The number 12 release is the most recent whisky from Joadja Distillery and continues with their Paddock to Bottle series. While Release 11 was Cask Strength (at 64.1% ABV), Release 12 is the same vatting and bottled at 48.0% ABV.
It is made from barley which has been grown on premises and then used in the production of their spirit. This makes it more unique from other Distilleries in Australia. This special one is matured in an Ex-Oloroso cask and then finished in a Ex-Bourbon barrel.
The best way to describe it, is a sweet and vibrant whisky which brings butterscotch, plum, cola and pepper; together.
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Sweet Butterscotch aroma , fresh baked bread and plum. Pepper build in the nose.
Palate: Sweetness continues in the flavour with Cola and Molasses. Subtle fruit of black current emerges which is overtaken by spice of white pepper and coriander seed.
Finish: Medium finish keeping the sweetness and tapering off with spice.
|Cask||Matured in Ex-Oloroso, Finished in Ex-Bourbon|
|Cask Numbers||JW29 - JW31|
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 the1870’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.