Starward Solera

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 dec 2017 4:18 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 60.04

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Starward Solera

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.18 points.

  1. MHFFMNN scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Red fruits, plums, first a little bit like a Sherryflavored whisky, but then the influence of the Apera wine cask is getting stronger
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet and dry, with a nice touch of summer.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Sweet and buttery, not too long, but the whisky leaves a pleasant aroma on the tongue.

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  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    What’s up next then, as a suitable sparring partner for a 27yo Tullibardine? Not matched by age but by style/type, this begins our red wine/grape-themed mini sesh. MoM ‘,… made with 100% Australian barley and matured exclusively in re-coopered and re-sized Apera (an Australian fortified wine, not dissimilar to Spanish sherry) barrels’. 

    N: This smells fabulous, a nicely rounded, pleasing sweet nose. No quibbles with the strength at all as this seems more 46% than 43%.

    T: A lovely soft mouth offering of well-rounded all-sorts.

    F: Becomes surprisingly salty.

    C: Accomplished, decent [tropical] aged, complex,… I’m impressed. Most improved since its earlier incarnations.

  4. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Bright Australian looks mature although very young
    • Nose
      83 83
      sherry, dried fruit, oak, caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
      soft, spices, dried fruits
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium, spices, berry notes, oak

  5. Stanwok scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nice little whisky. Fresh and zesty

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. AgentMunky scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
      7 // 5

      Fruity and wine-like. I'd say "sherried", but maybe the term is "aperaed".
    • Taste
      80 80
      7.5 // 8

      Dry and concentrated. Apples. Potpourri. // Sweeter, fruitier, and round and pleasant.
    • Finish
      65 65
      6.5 // 6

  8. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My favorite release from Starward yet! Aroma is sweet with malty and fruity notes; Palate is a soft velvety delivery of fruity, candy, earthy and malty tones; Finish slides through warmly and far too quickly.

  9. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    More balance and a tick more complex compare to Nova and two fold. Hence one more point.


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