Pioneering Australian whisky brand, Starward, are launching their first ever limited-edition Tawny cask.
To create the limited-edition Tawny cask expression, Starward matured its signature single malt whisky in Tawny fortified wine barrels. Each barrel was a smaller 100L octave size which provides an extra full-bodied taste. Starward wanted a balance of character so opted for fresh Tawny barrels from Yalumba for vibrant fruity flavours, then charred Tawny barrels from SA Cooperage to add toasty oak complexity. With notes of raisin, brown sugar, fig and dried orange, it’s the ultimate whisky for Christmas time.
Starward’s Head Distiller and Tawny cask innovator, Sam Slaney explains, “Starward Tawny deserves a place at the dinner table and is the perfect staple for the festive season. With a palate of rich dried fruits, brown sugar and nutmeg, Starward Tawny is a delicious after-dinner drink at Christmas that can be enjoyed neat, with food such as blue cheeses like stilton and roquefort, with rich desserts or, as a digestif.”
Nose – Dried fruit/raisins, toasty oak, fig and dried orange.
Palate – Initial sweetness on the front palate, rich dried fruits, brown sugar and nutmeg.
Finish – Palate slowly dries from the spice leaving a well-balanced finish.
Starward’s limited-editions are created as part of the Projects platform; a program that allows Starward’s distillers to experiment with different whiskies to create flavour forward and unique expressions. Since its inception in 2014, Starward Projects have released several standout whiskies including the much-loved and four times repeated, Ginger Beer cask as well as a Bourbon cask which sold out within only four hours. Following in the footsteps of these beloved drops, Starward Tawny cask is set to be a hit with whisky aficionados and new whisky drinkers alike.