Australian whisky has become bigger and bigger in the last few years but not much of it makes its way to the UK for me to try it.
Therefore, I haven’t had a chance to try any of the big guns like Lark or Sullivan’s Cove but today I’ve got one that I’ve seen quite a bit more of in the UK: Starward.
We usually see the normal one about, but at a festival I was able to try this limited version from red wine casks. Its only 2.25 years old, so isn’t even whisky yet technically.
Starward New World Projects 41%
Colour: Dark Gold/Redish
Nose: Red wine dominant but well balanced, some red gummy bears, creamy vanilla, cherry lips, white sugar. Works well.
Taste: Sour arrival with nice cherry, then soft, creamy, red gummy bears, strawberry laces, nice sour Haribo.
Finish: Medium length. More cherry lips, some good oak.
I really wouldn’t have guessed it was that young tasting it blind. The red wine is pretty obvious but actually works really well.
Thanks for reading!
Australian Review #5
Whisky Network Review #837
Network Average: 75.1
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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