• Unexpeated - Starward Whisky


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Red-wine-barrel richness meets Islay peat

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.

Peated, smoky whisky barrels meet red-wine-barrel-aged single malt. Islay, Scotland melds with Melbourne, Australia. And old worlds and new worlds collide.

You’ve never tried a Starward whisky like this before.

We finished our red-wine-barrel-aged Australian single malt whisky in heavily peated whisky-drenched barrels from Islay, Scotland. And for the first time, you’ll taste coastal, peaty, smoky flavour in our signature fruit-forward whisky.

Tasting notes

AROMA / Tropical fruits, toasted oak and a hint of sweet peat. 

PALATE / Ripe red berries, coastal peat smoke, yellow peach and cocoa nibs. 

FINISH / Oak slowly dries the palate, with a long peated finish.

COLOUR / Sunset gold 

We’ve never done anything like this before.

As soon as we sourced the right peated-whisky-soaked barrels from Islay’s remote heritage distilleries, the experimenting began. Some barrels had been around since as far back as 1968. But once we brought them over to Australia, they have been given a whole new lease on life.

It’s a flavour sensation.

When those juicy, tropical Starward flavours take on peated smoke character, it’s a flavour sensation. On your tongue, subtle sweet peat melds with red-wine-barrel red berries. You’ll discover peat in the aroma and the lingering dry finish too.

Fuse our new world Australian ways with Scottish heritage and expertise, and something remarkable happens.

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