We wanted barrels with one hell of a history. Our Apera barrels, an Aussie fortified wine similar to Sherry, have typically held spirit over decades. That's some seriously flavourful oak.
We didn't stray far to find ones we like. Our Apera casks mostly come from McWilliams Winery, right on the border between Victoria and New South Wales. We often recooper, shave and char our barrels before filling them.