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Starward at The Old Fashioned Experiment

An Australian whisky aged in fortified wine casks. Delicious.

70cl / 43%
Starward Malt Whisky is made at the New World Whisky Distillery in Victoria, Australia. Made using Australian malted barley and aged in Australian apera (fortified wine) casks. Rich and sweet, with a spicy finish


Founded in 2007 by David Vitale, a Melbournite who wanted to reflect the fantastic culture of his home city, as well as harnessing the aging power of their famous weather which, as Crowded House sang, can encompass four seasons in one day. The whisky is made from 100% Australian malted barley, and is uniquely aged in Australian wine barrels, formerly used to hold ‘Apera’, an Australian fortified wine, similar to sherry. The barrels are carefully selected, retoasted, and resized before being filled with new make spirit, and being aged for 3 years.

TASTE: Starward is incredibly fruity, with orchard fruit and citrus, as well as raisin all present. Mixed into an old fashioned the incredible fruit nose and palate is elevated, bringing forward the toast of the cask. Try with a lemon twist and experiment with a dash of Angostura and orange bitters too.