Starward UnexPeated Barrel
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  • tropical
  • fruit
  • oak
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • cocoa

Starward UnexPeated Barrel (0.7l, 48%)
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Classic coastal Islay flavors and the Australian fruit-forward Whisky flavors meet for the first time.

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.

In 2021, they released Starward UnexPEATED. It’s the first time that classic coastal Islay flavors and the Australian fruit-forward Whisky flavors meet in one expression. The UnexPEATED starts with an Australian Single Malt that was aged in red Wine barrels before it was finished in super-peated Islay Whisky barrels. You could call it an experiment that turned out more than well, combining Islay heritage with the finest Australian Whisky. The nose greets you in a tropical manner with fruits, toasted oak, and sweet peat while the palate continues with ripe red berries, sea salt salinity, ripe orchard fruits, toasted oak, and cocoa. The finish brings, naturally, a lot of peat smoke. This one can definitely stand on its own but it won’t get too crowded in a cocktail, either. 

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Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical with fruits, toasted oak, and sweet peat.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Ripe red berries, sea salt salinity, ripe orchard fruits, toasted oak, and cocoa.

Finish
Toasted oak and lots of peat smoke.

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  • tropical
  • fruit
  • oak
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • cocoa
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Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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