• Octave Barrels - Starward Whisky

Octave Barrels

Single Malt Whisky
700ml / 48%

Regular price

A modern Australian whisky, shaped by an icon of Australian red wine

We have dusted off a limited selection from our museum to celebrate the Double Gold Win at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. While stocks last.

We aged Octave Barrels in Yalumba’s iconic The Octavius Shiraz barrels. It's a single malt where raisin, anise and caramel flavours meld with rich, dark fruits. 

We aged Octave Barrels in Yalumba’s iconic The Octavius Shiraz barrels.

It took some of the world’s oldest Shiraz plantings, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery and Starward’s progressive red-wine-barrel maturation to make this distinctly Australian single malt.  

When a whisky speaks to Australia’s wine heritage - and Australia's whisky future - you know it’ll be delicious. Especially when it brings the bold flavours you’d expect from Barossa Shiraz barrel maturation.

Tasting notes

Colour / Auburn 

Aroma / Rich, full-bodied expression. Red fruit, raisins, ripe peach, caramel and toasty oak

Palate / Viscous and long, dark forest fruits, and a toasted oak backbone 

Finish / Toasted marshmallow on the finish

Aged in history.

Think Barossa Shiraz, and you may well think Yalumba’s The Octavius. This iconic Australian Shiraz is the world’s only red wine aged in 100L octave-sized barrels. Once The Octavius was bottled, freshly emptied barrels were sent to Port Melbourne and filled with Starward’s signature single malt. 

These American oak barrels aged our whisky more intensely. The smaller volume created more wood-whisky interaction, allowing this single malt to soak up more celebrated The Octavius Shiraz characteristics as it fully matured.

More delicious than we could’ve ever predicted.

We aged Starward’s very first batch almost exclusively in Yalumba red wine barrels and they’ve been a trusted partner ever since. Yalumba is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to handcraft barrels in their own onsite cooperage. From oak selection to char, the Yalumba coopers have perfected the aroma, character and complexity each barrel brings to their wines.

Latest Cocktails

From simple to taste explosions, a new favourite cocktail awaites.