Top 10 new products in July

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel

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While whisky is commonly aged in wood from the wine industry, Jacob’s Creek has launched the opposite: a range of red wines aged in whisk(e)y barrels. Called Double Barrel, the launch follows two years of trials which revealed that the 2012 Shiraz from the Barossa complemented barrels formerly used to aged Scotch, while the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra was best suited to casks from the Irish whiskey industry.

Jacob’s Creek brand owner Pernod Ricard has an extensive supply of both sources of barrels due to its spirits business, which is comprised of Chivas Regal Scotch and Jameson’s Irish whiskey, among others. “Each barrel performs differently, so it took time to understand the true effect on the wines and achieve a result that was perfectly balanced,” said chief winemaker of Jacob’s Creek, Bernard Hickin, who believes the unusual ageing method has imbued the wines with “extra intricacy and smoother texture”. The pair are available across Australia from 1 July.

RRP: £13.80
CONTACT: Pernod Ricard + 44 (0)20 8583 4484

One Response to “Top 10 new products in July”

  1. I am so excited that the Santo Brut made it to the DB Top 10 new products list! Such a great wine – here are some of my thoughts http://effidrinkswine.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/volcanic-bubbles-sparkling-santo-brut/

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