Starward Solera Malt Whisky is made at the New World Whisky Distillery in Victoria, Australia. Made using Australian malted barley and aged in Australian apera (fortified wine) casks. Rich and sweet, with a spicy finish.
Nose: Prune juice and seedless raisins provide a thick, sherry-forward sweetness that is complemented by rich caramel and toasted almonds. A little marzipan lingers underneath.
Palate: A rich, but well-balanced palate begins with toasted oak and more jammy fruit compote – damsons, black currants and dried figs – before creme brulee, milky coffee and winter spice notes emerge.
Finish: There’s a little sawdust and milk chocolate as the dram concludes.
Overall: Remarkably fruity and beautifully composed – this is a seriously good whisky.