Whisky pairings according to your star sign
Sure, star signs can help you in love, life and relationships, but they might also help you pick your new favourite whisky. Whether you like it neat, in a cocktail or in a little pre-batched number – there’s a whisky for everyone out there. Look to the stars to find your ultimate Starward match.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, which naturally means they love being number one and aren’t afraid of a bit of old-fashioned competition. This dynamic fire sign is bold and ambitious; Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations. They’re competitive, courageous and bold with a feisty nature and a drive to always win. Let’s match a winner with another winner, shall we? A glass of Double Gold Award winning Nova will do just nicely.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Taureans are known to be intelligent, dependable, hardworking, dedicated and stubborn. They’re practical, creative, loyal and can’t get enough of the decadent things in life – including succulent flavours and delicious food. Therefore, Peated Finish seems like a good fit for them. Turns out Peated Finish is the perfect accompaniment to a lot of food, bringing out the best flavourshttps://starward.com.au/blogs/journal/a-match-made-in-heaven-four-foods-to-pair-with-peated-finish-whisky in things like barbequed meats, oysters and cheese.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Spontaneous, playful and sometimes a little erratic, Gemini is driven by its insatiable curiosity. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this air sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself. If you know a Gemini you probably know they’re super friendly, talkative, playful and always up for a good time – which makes them excellent party hosts! Put them in charge of cocktails and they’ll really bring some magic. The Backyard Boulevardier is our pick for these busy social butterflies.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Represented by the crab, Cancers are highly intuitive, emotional and nurturing – they’re not afraid to admit that they’re homebodies and that they enjoy the comfort of the familiar. With that in mind, we think a nice match for Cancer is the (New) Old Fashioned. Given they’re most comfortable staying in but also don’t want to miss out on a tasty drink when all their friends are out on the town, this distillery-batched cocktail is the perfect beverage to enjoy in the comfort of their own home.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Passionate, loyal and infamously dramatic, Leo is represented by the lion and these spirited fire signs are vivacious, theatrical and fiery. If you’ve got a friend or loved one who basks in the spotlight, then chances are they’re a Leo. A big, bold personality needs a big, bold drink to enjoy – so line up Fortis. ‘Fortis’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘bold’ or ‘brave’ (like a lion, perhaps?) and brings a rich intensity that’s something else.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos are logical, practical and systematic in their approach to life. Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, an association that speaks to Virgo's deep-rooted presence in the material world. A nice pairing with this star sign is definitely Solera, as it’s created using a quintessential grain (Australian malted barley). The goddess of wheat and agriculture would be impressed.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
As an air sign, Libra is represented by the scales, an association that reflects Libra's fixation on establishing equilibrium. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life — especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Librans are harmonious, intellectual, sophisticated, seductive, elegant and creative. We think a sophisticated and elegant cocktail like Sundial is a lovely fit for a Libran.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Elusive and mysterious, Scorpio is a water sign that uses emotional energy as fuel, cultivating powerful wisdom. This sign is complicated, broody and oftentimes mysterious. They have a powerful presence and demanding personalities, and their penchant for mystery is what makes them one of the most interesting signs. A broody, mysterious star sign deserves a dark and moody drink to match, like the Coffee Old Fashioned. This one is made using coffee from Mr. Black – their cold-brew coffee liqueur is a bartender’s dream.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge. The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, chasing after adventures at every turn. Sagittarius is extroverted, generous, open-minded and happy to take risks. Ginger Beer Cask #7 is, therefore, a fitting match for this star sign. Why? Well, it’s a drink that helped us re-write the rule book and let the zing of fresh ginger really sing. Ginger and whisky? Iconic. It’s completely unexpected and perfect for the adventurous drinkers among us.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
A key attribute of a Capricorn is the belief that presentation is everything – their homes are usually Insta-worthy and exceptionally organised. With this in mind, we think a Ginger Japha Jive cocktail is an excellent choice. If you’re all about appearances, or know a Capricorn who is, then whip this one out – it’s an impressive-looking drink with an impressive taste to match.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Innovative, progressive and shamelessly revolutionary: that’s Aquarius. Aquarians are original, idealistic, rebellious, independent, inventors and open-minded. If you want an original, inventive drink to match then UnExpeated is it! It was the first time we experimented with peated-whisky-soaked barrels from Islay’s remote heritage distilleries, and it really paid off! Taste it if you don’t believe us.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces is the most intuitive, sensitive and empathetic sign of the entire zodiac. It's symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces' attention between fantasy and reality. Pisceans are dreamy, erratic, creative, imaginative and kind people. We’ll keep it simple with this match: two fish swimming in opposite directions makes Two-Fold a nice tie-in for Pisceans. You may think being described as ‘erratic’ is a bad thing, but it turns out that the erratic Melbourne weather that Two-Fold is matured in, is what makes its unmistakable taste.