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BAILIFF WHISKEY

SINGLE MALT & BOURBON STYLE

Bailiff Whiskey Release
Bailiff Whiskey Release
Bailiff Whiskey Release
Bailiff Single Malt Whiskey
Bailiff Bourbon Style Whiskey
Bailiff Whiskey Book

THREE master CRAFTSMEN.
two years in the making.
ONE. SPECIAL. RELEASE.

This is the very first release of our matured whiskey. In the spirit of our Granddad Jack, we've created something to be kept and cherished long after the bottle has been emptied, an art form captured in a gift to last generations.

Your purchase comes packed in a limited edition, handcrafted keepsake & includes the 500ml bottle, hand labelled and waxed. Please allow up to three weeks for fulfilment & delivery for all online orders. This is due to the timeframe of creating a handcrafted product and current shipping delays Australia wide. You will be notified via email when your order progresses. We appreciate your understanding & promise it will be well worth the wait.

newsletter release

Online Only | While Stocks Last

Friday - from 6am
18th September 2020

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public release

Online & Tasting Room | While Stocks Last

Saturday - from 3pm
19th September 2020

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Born of a promise made long ago,

this is the ultimate release.

incredibly small batch whiskey

ABOUT THIS RELEASE

bailiff single malt WHISKEY

Matured in a single 20L heavily charred American Oak barrel for 2 years. This, along with the Queensland climate, meant 47% of the contents evaporated or was absorbed into the barrel over time, making what remained a true one-off, liquid gold. 

Very limited batch with only 28 bottles released.

ABV: 46% | 500ml bottle

TASTING NOTES

THE NOSE
This is perhaps the most important part of assessing a whiskey. Perceived aromas result from the production and ageing processes of whiskey. Tasting is simply to confirm what your nose has already told you. 
Toasted Coconut, Vanilla, Charred Oak & Lightly Roasted Coffee Beans. 

PALATE & FINISH
Start with a clean palate to truly appreciate the whiskey, focussing on the texture followed by subsequent tastings to analyse flavours & scents. The warmth of oak and tobacco fills the mouth laying the foundation for a slight hint of coconut before a long finish of cocoa and fruit cake.

like eating a fresh batch of Nanna's fruit cake

BAILIFF BOURBON STYLE WHISKEY

Matured in a single 50L medium charred American Oak barrel for 2 years. 

Very limited batch with only 89 bottles released.

ABV: 41.5% | 500ml bottle

TASTING NOTES

THE NOSE
This is perhaps the most important part of assessing a whiskey. Perceived aromas result from the production and ageing processes of whiskey. Tasting is simply to confirm what your nose has already told you. 
Charred Oak, Subtle Caramel & Vanilla 

PALATE & FINISH
Start with a clean palate to truly appreciate the whiskey, focussing on the texture followed by subsequent tastings to analyse flavours & scents. This whiskey doesn't hide its super oaky character. The oak fills your mouth with warmth & intensity and then tails off as the sweetness of vanilla mixed with nutmeg & cinnamon carry this whiskey to a finish with medium length.

three master craftsmen 

Luke Ridden

tHE DISTILLER &
great-grandson

Australia's youngest commercial distiller and international award-winner, Luke Ridden is the proud Head Distiller here at Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery. Granddad Jack left an indelible impression on Luke's life and this whiskey was born of a promise made long ago in his honour.

For this whiskey release, we sought the expertise of American-based distiller, Blake Heffernan who played an integral role in laying the foundations for our very first release. 

Scott (Bear) Edwards 

the COOPER

A huge part of maturing a fine whiskey is the barrel in which it ages. We knew it would require a Master Cooper to perfect the craft by hand and create our very own barrels. Every single barrel is handcrafted and charred to our specification. 

Bear is a long time friend of the family and experienced carpenter who spent over a year perfecting the skills to make our barrels.

Milton Watkins

the book binder

With over forty years experience, Milton is a renowned Master Bookbinder who has worked with Movie Stars, Pop Stars, Prime Ministers, Prince Charles and even the Pope to create long lasting and quality binding & repairs.

We worked closely with Milton to create something truly special to house our very first whiskey. The concept of the book came from the prohibition period in the early 19th century from a time when Granddad Jack was born and people would hide try & hide their precious spirits. 

the making of this release

In the spirit of our Granddad Jack, we've created something to be kept and cherished long after the bottle has been emptied - an art form captured in a gift to last generations.

We set out with an ambitious idea to create something one of a kind to house our first full-release whiskey.

This release is presented in a handcrafted work of art using traditional methods and skills slowly becoming lost to time. This book was entirely constructed by the skilled hands of Milton Watkins - traditional bookbinder. The same hands crafted a Bible gifted by Australia to Pope Benedict XVI and a rare book for Prince Charles, making for a fitting case for this very special spirit. The spine pattern has been applied using a tool from the 1800s and the corner emboss details pressed with an early 1900s tool - the latter giving a little nod to the same era Granddad Jack was born.

Bound in a faux leather cover with hand gilded lines on the spine & lettering pressed by hand using gold leaf imported from Italy. The felt & insert were all handcrafted for the unique purpose of holding a very special bottle of whiskey. 

why bailiff whiskey?

After several months of working away on a sheep station, Granddad Jack returned to the family farm. Shortly after he arrived he answered a knock on the door only to find a Bailiff standing there telling him nothing has been paid on the farm in years! With his father passing before he was born, Granddad Jack convinced the Bailiff to give him more time, promising to make payment.

The Bailiff said, "I'll take your word for it, and if you fulfil your promise, you won't see me again." Within months the debt was paid in full! A hell of an effort for a 14-year-old boy. 

This whiskey is about keeping a promise. Our family promise was to one day make the finest whiskey to celebrate Granddad Jack's life. This whiskey is made by our family for you to enjoy.

And remember, if you don't want to see the Bailiff... keep your promises!

Here's to a promise kept!

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