Australian whisky brand Starward has officially launched in the United States, introducing Americans to a distinct new style of whisky that utilizes the unique climate, terroir and raw materials of Australia. The first expression available in the U.S. is Starward Nova, an Australian single malt whisky matured in Australian red wine barrels.
Recent winner of Best Australian Whisky Innovator and crowned Best Craft Distilled Whisky in the world in 2016, Starward Nova from Starward Distillery is an impeccable reflection of what whisky can be.
This unique expression draws most of its influence from the vibrancy of Australian red wines. For this whisky, Australian red wine barrels have been individually selected and kept exactly as they leave the winery to take advantage of a uniquely Australian red wine profile. The barrels are not charred, to retain the wine to oak character.
Nose: Bright red berries, orchard fruits, soft oak spice
Palate: Vanilla and berries balanced with caramel and spice
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly tart with hints of baking spices.