Joadja is our working farm and home first and foremost.

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 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 Scotts 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 Joadja Distillery harness nature’s ingredients to produce a truly unique Australian Whisky and have a wee tasting of our Joadja Outlaw (from November 2015) and imported Pedro Ximenez Sherry. 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!

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 disitllery…

Opening Hours


By appointment only


By appointment only


By appointment only


By appointment only


By appointment only




9:00am - 4:00pm

Selected Sundays only. Tours leave at 11:00am and 2:00pm.