Starward Wine Cask Malt Whisky

Single Malt

Starward // Victoria, Australia

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  1. Dazzabozza

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Liquor Shed
  2. cascode

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, wine, floral and citrus notes. Some cherry and berry aromas. Palate: Sweet toffee arrival, as it develops the sweetness recedes and is balanced by a pleasantly soft but tannic dryness and some mild peppery-anise notes. Red fruits, grapes, plums – fruity but not overly winey. Finish: A medium finish – dry, fruity and nutty with a faint touch of spices. The nose is brighter than that of the solera expression. It also seems more balanced and textured with a dry rather than sweet profile. Like all Starward whiskies this is somewhere between bourbon and scotch in character. It takes you a little while to wrap your head around this. I'd suggest just pouring a dram and relaxing with it with no preconceptions or expectations. If you set out to compare it (or any Australian whisky) with scotch whisky or bourbon you'll be disappointed. You need to give it time to speak for itself. The relatively short maturation is entirely in Australian ex-shiraz barrels, and this imparts a robust and pleasantly dry character. It’s a more complex and interesting whisky than the solera expression and repays patient tasting. Good competent whisky. “Good” : 3.5 stars
    90.0 AUD per Bottle
  3. ryancrsmith

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  4. spillmss

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very smooth
  5. Toby-Meatyard

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Chris-Lane

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost port-like dessert wine aroma with amazing mouth feel. Can definitely taste the oaky barrels, and is reflected in the incredible caramel colour. Not as good on the rocks or with water, drink it neat
  7. Soba45

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose bit artificial like shampoo. Translates to palate which is like red wine cordial. Not bad but a bit odd and artificial. 3.5
  8. richblanch

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Omar

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  10. AnubisShock

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  11. Results 21-30 of 79 Tastes
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