Starward Whisky Projects: Dolce, Ginger Beer and Tawny
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The distillery, which we presented here in the news in August last year, is very creative. The Starward Tawny for example was completely matured in Australian strong wine casks (comparable to ), the Dolce got a in dessert wine casks in which the Australian variant of the Italian Marsala was matured. A third, called Starward Projects Ginger Beer Finish, presents a completely different aromatic direction and was rounded off in former ginger beer casks.
"Temptingly dark, it combines juicy wine notes, casks, which is the basis for many Starward whiskies, was followed by a finish in in which sweet dessert wine was previously stored. The single malt Starward Dolce is limited to 4,800 bottles and was at 48% .spice, caramelized marshmallows and coke with a Sicilian-inspired sweetness", the German distributor Kirsch Import describes the Starward Dolce. The in Australian red wine
The basis for this single malt is the Starward Solera. The Solera is matured in Apera casks, an equivalent to Spanish . From the Boatrocker Brewery Starward gets casks in which their ginger beer was stored, a beer that was, among other things, flavored with fresh ginger, lemongrass and lemon peel. The Starward Projects Ginger Cask Finish Batch 5 was in these beer casks for 30 months. Starward describes the whisky as characterized by spicy ginger, which is skilfully balanced with sweetness. Aromas of dark chocolate, fig, pineapple and vanilla further can be found. As this is currently already batch 5 of the Starward Projects Ginger Beer Finish, it seems to be very propular among the Starward fans. Limited to 1,400 bottles, it offers 48% ABV.
"A decadent after-dinner whisky" is what the Starward distillery calls this Single Malt on their homepage. The Starward Tawny won top awards last year at many renowned spirits competitions. It is no whisky with a finish, but was matured completely in that previously held fortified wine. We know such strong wine mainly from Portugal under the name port wine. In the description of the Tawny, the distillery raves about aromas of dried oranges, raisins, brown , nutmeg and oak and compares it to a full-bodied, creamy dessert. The Starward Tawny is limited to 4,000 bottles, it was also bottled at 48% ABV.