He who appreciates the very best will truly appreciate this masterpiece of Japanese whisky making – not to mention two elegantly crafted premium regional red wines.
1 x Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
1 x Somos Cabernet Franc, McLaren Vale
1 x Precious Little Wines Shiraz, Marananga, Barossa Valley
Our gift packs are packed in premium cardboard with a beautiful branded sleeve, or as per the product images you can upgrade to our exclusive timber gift box.
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel – Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky created to deliver full flavours and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste. The iconic bottle is designed to reflect “a small block of whisky” – embodying the rich, strong taste of the whisky within. From The Barrel is an extremely complex blended whisky bottled at 51.4% ABV. In order to deliver its richness and full flavors, the blended liquid goes into used barrels for another few months for “marriage” before it is bottled.
Somos Cabernet Franc, McLaren Vale – Somos means “we are” in Spanish. Youthful, juicy, vibrant and textural. Australian winemaker Benjamin Caldwell and his Mexican counterpart Mauricio Ruiz Cantu are the creative duo behind this exciting McLaren Vale project, with some of their wines exported back to South & Central America.
The focus is on ‘alternative’ varieties from sustainably managed vineyards and their unique wines are made with a deft touch, bursting with energy and personality. Their Cabernet Franc comes from a little vineyard in Willunga, picked in two waves, one early and herbaceous, one later for generosity, blended to make one complete wine. Wild fermented, pressed early to old oak and then bottled after 9 months.
Precious Little Wines Shiraz, Marananga, Barossa Valley – The Precious Little Wine label was founded by mates – viticulturist Adam Smith and winemaker. Marty O’Flaherty in 2016. The competitive duo played cricket against each other and have been mates who have shared a friendly and sledge-filled rivalry ever since. They jumped on the opportunity to create a brand forged on their desire not to become the next “big volume commercial” success but instead craft “unique and precious little parcels of fruit” into intriguing small batch wines.
This Barossa Valley Shiraz has all the bells and whistles! Great pedigree fruit from a single vineyard site in the sought after Marananga sub region of the Barossa Valley. Hand-picked, cold-soaked, wild fermented then pressed to mature in a mix of new and aged French and American oak – simple. Low cropping, great soil, minimal intervention in such an instance, less is just so much more.
Please note: All our products come from premium vineyards. Whilst we do our best to ensure that we provide exactly what is depicted in each gift pack, occasionally we run low on stock at short notice and can’t replace the product quickly. In this situation, we will always endeavour to replace with the same variety, and equal (or higher) price point.