Starward Nova Single Malt Australian Whisky (700ml)
A new ongoing concept for the distillery, this time under the Starward label. Matured exclusively in re-coopered 100Lt and 200Lt Australian wine barrels.
Tasting note: Perfect clarity / polished copper. Definite wine character; comes over like Nebbiolo or Brunello di Montalcino with dried cherry, hints of prune and plum amid flashes of varnish, sweet spice and vanilla malt. Likewise on the palate, the biscuity malt beautifully dovetails with the later wine input as hints of plum and fruity dark chocolate develop at the finish. Ends finely tannic, pleasantly spicy and with the winey nuances echoed in the aftertaste. A deftly handled wine/whisky fusion, the source of the barrel is a secret, but we can tell you it's from one of South Australia's top Shiraz producers. 41% Alc./Vol.