The Joadja Distillery is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia at 1760 Joadja Road Joadja, 2575. The town of Joadja was established in the late 1870’s by the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co. and the hundreds of Scottish oil shale miners who brought with them their skills in mining, and of course their prowess in the stilling and brewing of “sly grog”.
The Scottish heritage in the valley and the history of “sly grog” has inspired the Jimenez family who currently own and manage Joadja Town, to establish Joadja Distillery in 2014. The Jimenez family has also tapped into their own Spanish heritage and have sourced ex-Oloroso and ex-Pedro Ximenez butts from Spain to mature their whisky. These barrels are historically known to be the types of barrels that the Scots consider the best to mature whisky and the Jimenez family is lucky enough to have the Spanish language and connection to Spain to be able to source and ship them to Australia and fill them with their very own Australia made malt spirit.
The distillery released (in April 2018) their inaugural Single Malt Whisky with bottle No.1 presented to Mr Jimmy Barnes at the Brigadoon Scottish festival in Bundanoon, this release is sure to be a collector’s item as it was met with huge buzz, selling out within a week.
Expect big things from the team at Joadja as they ramp up their whisky production. We’re super excited to be supporting their first release and look forward to seeing and sampling all the future goodness produced by our Highland neighbours.
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