Starward Malt Whisky
New World Whisky // Victoria, Australia
One of Melbourne’s newest additions to a growing range of whisky, the Starward distillery makes its home in an old flight hangar in Essendon Fields. Made with Australian Barley and matured in Australian Apera barrels for a minimum number of years, the resulting whisky is surprisingly smooth. Each bottle includes a unique code, an interesting feature. Apera, incidentally, is the new (as of 2012) legal name given to represent Australian produced sherry style wines. This is not currently available in the US.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Apera wine casks
"An unsurprising aroma of sherry at first, followed by vanilla, bananas and marzipan. Quick hitting on the tongue, it moves through to almond and pecan nuts, nutmeg and green apple. It feels almost rushed, but opens up when allowed to sit on the tongue, and finishes dry and spicy. Best taken on a warm summer’s day. "