Release 14 is a true Paddock to Bottle release from Joadja Distillery. This Whisky is made with the second Barley crop grown in Joadja and harvested in December 2018. It has then been matured in Pedro Ximenz casks, giving this whisky a refined sherry bomb taste.
Bottled at 48.0% ABV this gives it a vibrant nose with light toffee. In the palate it develops into fruit, spice and Oak. It finishes with sweetness and a note of spice.
Colour: Burnished Gold
Nose: Light aromas of toffee and subtle dark fruits. It remains smooth and pleasant.
Palate: Initial sweet flavours of caramel, light prunes and sultanas. French Oak flavour emerges, with spice beginning to dominate.
Finish: Medium finish which keeps a long note of toffee with an ever lasting twang of spice.
|Cask||Ex-Pedro Ximenz Casks, 250L|
|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.