New Release: Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin from iconic '21 vintage

New Release: Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin from iconic '21 vintage

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers’ have unveiled their latest masterpiece, a Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin, crafted from their iconic and world-famous 2021 Barossa Shiraz Gin (which received an unprecedented 99 points at the 2022 International Wine & Spirits Competition - the highest score awarded to any gin to date). 

The Barossa based distillery, have elevated their ‘world’s best’ Barossa Shiraz Gin to new heights releasing a Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin blend that’s spent more than 12 months in French Oak. The result, a dark and moody gin that captures the essence of the Barossa and redefines the interpretation of ‘gin and juice’.

“After the global success of the ‘21 Barossa Shiraz Gin (99 points at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London) we knew we were on to something good,” said owner, Jon Durdin.

“And with a family history in barrel making (Cooperage) spanning more than 130 years, it’s fair to say we can access some pretty special barrels.

“We selected a beautiful French Oak barrel and let it work its magic with our world winning Shiraz gin inside. Fast forward nearly two years, and we’re left with a gin that transcends boundaries and walks a line between gin and fortified wine.

“This release is living proof that great drops do get better with age”.

The special release Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin has been crafted with premium Barossa Shiraz grapes steeped in Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers signature House Gin, pressed, and aged in French oak for more than 12 months. The Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers crew have done their due diligence tasting the gin, making sure it’s ripe for release, describing it as dark, smooth and moreish with flavours of dark chocolate, Turkish delight and a hint of oak.

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers have been producing Barossa Shiraz Gin since 2019, during which time they’ve developed a reputation for their signature Shiraz Gin, which is largely a result of their craftmanship, quality gin and access to premium Barossa grapes.

Their world- class Shiraz Gin is crafted from whole berry Shiraz grapes (from the Barossa’s Western Ridge) steeped in over-proof House Gin and left to for 12 weeks to allow the juice colour and tannin structure to extract into the gin creating a bright, beautifully balanced, sweet, luscious and velvety smooth gin.

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin is available for purchase online or at Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers tasting room + distillery (436 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga). RRP $130 | 500ml.