We embarked on a journey to find the perfect aged whisky barrels to give Double Barrel smoothness and complexity. Our search led us to the far-flung moors of Scotland and Ireland.
A barrel once whiskied is richer than a barrel that isn’t.
Most aged whisky barrels have held spirits for anywhere between 8 and 20 years. Narrower staves allow more oxygen to flow through the wine, softening the tannins and bringing out its true character. Scorched quickly at a high heat, whisky barrels also add a distinctive sweetness and smoothness.
Passion's a spark. While that flame chars, it also creates
After being matured in wine barrels, Double Barrel reds are finished in whisky barrels.
Scotch Whisky barrels add layers of complexity and smoothness to the rich, plum and fruitcake notes of our Barossa Shiraz. Irish Whiskey barrels soften the tannins, enriching the palate and adding aromatic herbs to the intense black fruit flavours.
Jacob's Creek Double Barrel
Two barrels began this journey. One soul returned.
A journey to the end of the earth shapes you
Deep and full-bodied, Double Barrel reds are rich in red and dark fruits. The whisky barrels add subtle, toasty notes and a smoother, rounder mouth-feel to all our reds. These reds pair beautifully with slow cooked lamb shanks, beef cheeks and rump steak.
A soul is only as strong as the struggle it faces
Once our winemaker is satisfied with the flavour after maturation in French and American oak, the wine is taken from the barrels. With regular wines, this is where the journey normally comes to an end...
With Double Barrel, the wine is transferred to Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey barrels to impart extra notes and complexity.
Anything that grows, grows a story
We source the finest grapes for our Jacob's Creek Double Barrel reds, specially selecting them from renowned Australian grape growing regions.