Sunday 9 December 2018

Starward New World Projects Review

Hi everyone,

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
Body: Medium/Full
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!

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