Joadja NSW Southern Highlands Single Malt Whisky Release No 2

Joadja NSW Southern Highlands Single Malt Whisky Release No 2

$195 AUD

48% 500 ml

Here is only the second release from Joadja. Like the first release it is small cask aged in an American oak ex-Oloroso cask. According to the distillery, “this expression picks up on the Oloroso complexity, the PX and Palomino in the Oloroso shines through. The sweet sherry notes gives us the dates, figs and chocolate with plenty of warm spice”. This whisky is un-peated and is not chill-filtered and so may be reminiscent of some of the younger sherry-matured whiskies from Macallan, but Australian style!

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

JOADJA DISTILLERY

About an hour and a half’s drive from Sydney into the glorious Southern Highlands but hidden away from the usual tourist tracks is a most extraordinary relic of Australia’s industrial history into which has been inserted a delightful malt whisky distillery of craft proportions. Whether you are a history buff or a whisky lover, this is a must go to destination, and if you are both, it is a day in heaven.

It is against this fascinating historical background that Valero Jimenez and his wife Elisa, both of whom migrated from Spain as children with their respective parents, and subsequently became owners of the now deserted but well-preserved town of Joadja, have developed a pristine small-scale Highland malt distillery. And the product, if my sampling of their First Release is anything to go by, is a characterful tribute to Joadja’s Scottish heritage.