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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.

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.

Our second release of Bailiff Single Malt Whiskey is now available.
Aged in a slightly larger 50L barrel, we have only 71 bottles available. 

Your purchase comes packed in a limited edition, handcrafted keepsake & includes the 500ml bottle, hand labelled and waxed. Bottles are limited.


Our releases are currently all single barrel releases. We will never release another barrel or batch the same. Our whiskey truly is small batch & handcrafted.

When pricing our releases, we take into consideration the size of barrel, 'angel share', number of bottles being released and the style of whiskey. This means, when we release a whiskey from a large barrel and have more bottles available we reflect this in the price.

newsletter pre-release

Online Only | While Stocks Last

Thursday - from 12pm
26th November 2020

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public release

Online & Tasting Room | While Stocks Last

Friday - from 3pm
27th November 2020

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the club 54 whiskey tasting

THE MAKING OF BAILIFF WHISKEY

Born of a promise made long ago,

this is the ultimate release.

incredibly small batch whiskey

ABOUT THE RELEASE

BAILIFF SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

volume 2


The second edition of our elusive Single Malt. Aged in a 50L medium char American Oak barrel for just over 2 years in the tropical environment of SE Qld meant this whiskey lost 37% of its original volume 'to the Angels'. Comparing to Batch #1, this whiskey is a fine example of just how much the size and char spec of a barrel influences the taste. 

Very limited batch with only 71 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. 
Toffee, Green Apple, Vanilla, Smoked Sandalwood. 

PALATE & FINISH
Start with a clean palate to truly appreciate the whiskey, focussing on the texture followed by subsequent tastings to analyse flavours & scents. Sweet toffee coats the mouth before moving towards the back of the palate with bold flavours of charred oak and tobacco, followed by a medium length, pleasant smokey finish.

BAILIFF BOURBON STYLE WHISKEY

the first release


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.

BAILIFF SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

the first release


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

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 Craftsman 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. 

CREATING 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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