About us   

Joadja Distillery is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. 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 the mining and retorting technique…  and 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 we are lucky enough to have the Spanish language and connection to be able to source and ship them to Australia and fill them with our own Australia made malt spirit.



Visit the cellar door where you will experience how we harness nature’s ingredients to produce a truly unique Australian Whisky and have a wee tasting of our Joadja Wee Heavy Scottish Ale while we wait for our whisky to mature. With fully guided tours on offer, a café on site and the opportunity to visit a site of world heritage significance, Joadja is a great day out, so bring everyone and experience it for yourself! Tours of Joadja Town by appointment or on scheduled "Open Days". Visit www.joadjatown.com.au for more details.


Don't forget to visit our Joadja Town website to find out a little bit more about Joadja Town heritage tours, the history of the valley and the influence the town had on the area in its peak. You get the opportunity to tour this fantastic historical site while you're visiting the distillery...























 Why Whisky?

Valero & Elisa Jimenez established Joadja Distillery with one mission in mind. "Provenance".
"We strongly believe that Whisky should reflect the land on which the barley is grown and where the water is sourced".
Being one of only a handful of Single Malt Whisky distilleries in the world who grow their own barley on site and have their own spring on site sets us apart when considering where our unique flavours are developed. Add this to our hand-picked ex-Sherry barrels (from our birth place in Spain) for maturing our spirit and we have the ingredients for a unique Australian Single Malt Whisky.  


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Joadja Single Malt Whisky

Ex Bourbon Barrel  @ 62.9% abv 

  Paddock to Bottle

Release No 10 $189/500mL

Pedro Ximenez (Fortified Wine)

200mL @ 15% Alc/Vol $19 (+P&H)

500mL @ 15% Alc/Vol $35 (+P&H)

Joadja Rum 100 PROOF
200mL @ 50% Alc/Vol $29 (+P&H)
500mL @ 50% Alc/Vol $69 (+P&H)
Joadja Single Malt Whisky

Ex Oloroso Ex Bourbon 

Paddock to Bottle Double Wood


Release No11 64.1%abv $189/500mL

Release No12 48% abv   $149/500mL

Joadja Dry Gin
200mL @ 43% Alc/Vol $29 (+P&H)

500mL @ 43% Alc/Vol $59 (+P&H)

700mL @ 43% Alc/Vol $74 (+P&H)

Joadja Brandy (Cask Strength)
500mL @ 61% Alc/Vol $69 (+P&H)
Joadja Anis Liqueur
(Distilled Aniseed)

200mL @ 40% Alc/Vol $24 (+P&H)

500mL @ 40% Alc/Vol $49 (+P&H)

700mL @ 40% Alc/Vol $64 (+P&H)

Hand Sanitiser 80% Ethanol, Glycerol,Peroxide
2.5 Litres    $ 39

Distillery open

This weekend

Sat 8th, Sun 9th Aug

10am - 4pm

Whisky, Gin, Rum, Brandy, Anise &Pedro Ximenez



(no bookings required but Covid 19 regulations will be followed)

(Licenced cafe will be closed due to COVID 19 compliance/restrictions) No historic site tours except pre arranged private tours





From Sydney:

• Take the M5 Mortorway heading south. Turn left at the Bowral/Mittagong exit.
• At Mittagong, follow the signs towads Wombeyan Caves.
• Turn right at Wombeyan Caves turn off, and follow it through until you reach the signs to Joadja Road.
• Follow Joadja Road for about 11 kms to the very end. Turn right over the cattle grid onto a dirt road.
• Follow the dirt and tar road for about 6 kms to the end where you will find the entrance to Joadja Town.

From Canberra:

• Take the Mittagong exit from the Freeway onto the Old Hume Highway.
• Turn right onto Wombeyan Caves Road.
• Follow Wombeyan Caves Road for about 5kms to the first intersection and turn left onto Handleys Lane. Follow the lane to the end and turn right onto Joadja Road.
• Follow Joadja Road for about 11 kms to the very end. Turn right over the cattle grid onto a dirt road.
• Follow the dirt and tar road for about 6 kms to the end where you will find the entrance to Joadja Town.

CAUTION: If using GOOGLE MAPS or other GPS nav system, some apps are not updated and showing road closures due to fires at Wombeyan Caves Road and Greenhills Rd. Do not follow navigation routes as they may take you to back roads not suitable for all vehicles 
We are 90  minutes from Sydney, 2 hours from Canberra and 25 minutes from Mittagong.

Or type our Latitude and Longitude coordinates into your Sat Nav to be sure:



    Contact us   


Address:1760 Joadja Road, JOADJA, NSW, 2575

E-mail: info@joadjawhisky.com.au

Tel: (02) 4878 5129


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