Joadja Historic Site
After a 3 year absence due to fire threats, COVID 19 and extensive flood damage, we are pleased to announce that our historic site tours are back! The tours last for 90 minutes and there are options to include a distillery tour and tastings. The first tour of the year will run on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023, beginning at 11am. Adults $39 and $19 for children 6-15 years. Please see the Joadja town website to book your tickets and check up-coming tour dates.
Joadja Creek is the historical site of the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Company Ltd. Once home to an expansive shale mine and township during the late 19th century. The mining technology that remains in the valley is of national heritage significance, being the only model of its type left in the world.
Joadja Town Website: www.joadjatown.com.au
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 natural grain 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. Tours (including tastings) are available at a cost of $25 per person, bookings are essential via the Joadja distillery website.
Joadja Distillery Website: https://www.joadjadistillery.com.au/
Joadja Cemetery – please note that the historic Joadja Cemetery is on private land and is not able to be visited.
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