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Top Malt from Down Under.
Melbourne is famous for its insane weather, where all four seasons present themselves in one day like it’s a demo. But while such changes may be obnoxious to people, they’re perfect for maturing booze. David Vitale, Melbourne native, established the Starward Distillery in 2007. He sources his barley from the nearby farms, while the maturation barrels come from vineyards in Victoria. Starward’s Whisky spends two years only in Red Wine barrels, but the crazy climate accelerates the process in "Melbourne years." Their Spirits are unique and unmistakably Aussie.
Starward Nova Malt Whisky is what a lush vision of Whisky can become. Australia, its hot climate and legendary Red Wines are carved in the DNA of this Spirit. The creators had carefully selected barrels that used to house locally made Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot. They made sure the barrels weren't charred. That way they preserved both the character of Wine and oak. The big idea behind this dram is honoring the tradition while not being trapped by it. Innovation and creativity enabled this red renegade to be as palatial as the big boys, despite its young age.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
A wonderful concoction of dried and tropical fruits followed by complex Wine notes and a spicy-sweet dance.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is ruled by red fruits, accompanied by fresh oak spice and Red Wine influence.
Savory and dry finish with oaky notes.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
It’s a Whisky world after all
An Irishman, an Australian and an American walk into a bar…
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Oh, you haven’t? Well. Let’s just say some serious Whisky drinking goes down. Because as it turns out, you can find some sublimely sippable golden firewater all around the world. From Australia to Ireland, you’ll find rich traditions and drinking cultures along with some pretty unique methods behind their distilling madness.
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's all drunk.
Thing is, you don’t need to lose your shirt in the House of the Rising Sun to taste what the Far East and Oceania are putting out. Nah, you just need your trusty palate and an appreciation for some fine hooch to get in on this game.
And it isn’t just Japan we’re talking about (although they’re definitely killin’ the game). Look beyond those Eastern borders and you’ll discover a Whisky world worth whetting your whistle for.