Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks
December 2021

Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks

For the first time ever, Starward's signature red wine cask matured whisky has been finished in Australian Tawny casks. Summer fruits, vanilla and toffee apple meld with blackberries, raisins, and Christmas pudding at 48% ABV. 


Colour Brick red

Nose Starward’s signature tropical fruit notes followed by dense red fruit tart, black cherries, vanilla, and toasty oak.

Palate Full-bodied and generous. Toasted malt, toffee apple, freshly picked blackberries and sundried raisins.

Finish Luscious summer fruits, sweet and spiced oak with rich Christmas cake.

Food Match Roast turkey with stuffing and duck fat potatoes followed by Grandma’s Christmas cake


Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks is a world exclusive collector’s edition single malt from the one-and-only, Icons of Whisky award winning, Starward - made specially for the Club for Christmas 2021. For the first time ever they’ve finished their red wine cask whisky in Australian Tawny Casks.

Matured in a combination of charred and fresh red wine casks sourced from the Barossa and Yarra Valley, Starward’s best was then filled into Tawny casks sourced from several Australian wineries. These were shaved, toasted, and charred to Starward’s specifications, and ranged in size from 100L quarter casks to 500L puncheons.

The result? Starward’s signature multi-gold-winning whisky has been elevated to a whole other level; laying on a decadent liquid festive feast of rich Christmas cake, sun-dried Aussie raisins, vanilla, and sticky, sweet toffee apple. Bottled at 48%, non-chill filtered and in glorious natural colour.

At $130 a bottle, Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks wass incredible value for a Starward limited edition.

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Price: $130.00

Age: No Age Statement

ABV: 48%

Maturation: Matured in fresh and charred wine casks, finished in Tawny fortified wine casks

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Starward's History

Starward Distillery was established in 2007 in the Qantas Maintenance Hangar at Essendon Airport by David Vitale, and from humble beginnings and in the space of only a decade it’s become the flagship of Australian craft whisky and an Australian whisky icon.


Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks Starward Finished In Tawny Fortified Casks

Distillery Facts

Region: Victoria

Origin: 50 Bertie St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Founded: 2007

Water Source: Thompson and Upper Yarra reservoirs

Washbacks: 5 x 25,000L, stainless

Stills: 1 wash and 1 spirit

Capacity: 700,000 litres per annum

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