When it comes to cask selection it's important for us to know the journey that each cask has been on before it arrives at our distillery. Whether it's the forest where the oak is sourced or, in the case of their second fill barrels, the producer that previously filled it. For this special Project Release, we chose a barrel sourced from a family operated winery in the Barossa - Dutschke Wines.
The cask was used to age Dutschke Wines’ 9 year Tawny Fortified Wine and was delivered to us fresh, without re-coopering. The cask was filled with mature Straight Rye Whiskey and allowed to mellow for a further 4 months. This short resting period in such fresh barrels results in a deliciously well-balanced whiskey that envelopes the spice of The Gospel Straight Rye with the rich sweetness of the Tawny.