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Starward Tawny

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB142683
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Project Release
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2019
Casktype
100L Tawny Fortified Wine Octave Barrels
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
9346943000358
Added on
13 Nov 2019 2:04 pm by sengjc
Uncolored

Average value

€ 80.73

9 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Starward Tawny

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Seriously proper whisky from this seriously interesting Australian distillery.
    • Nose
      Damp wood and dried red fruits, dates and touches of thyme, as well as mush banana and a whisper of menthol. A whiff of tobacco, fermented grapes and a touch of pralines. A slight farminess as well. Impressive.
    • Taste
      A sweet and malty arrival with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel, followed by a spicy, almost fizzy quality. Proper chocolate notes, as well as espresso and roasted peanut skins.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and a gentle sweetness. Long.

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Rody024 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful balanced and interesting dram. It continues to pull you in the glass because of the playful interaction of dried and fresh fruits with tones of rancio (age), spices and nuts.
    • Nose
      88 88
      7 - intensity
      7 - richness
      Figs, strawberry, walnuts, soft spices, tobacco and custard.
    • Taste
      88 88
      6 - intensity
      7 - richness
      Warming, dry and grippy mouthfeel with some body.

      Dried figs, raisins, cinnamon, dark chocolate, toffee and walnuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      ≥ 10 seconds
      Savoury vanilla with some cinnamon and a whiff of ginger

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well sceptic as I am with these strange international whisky’s, I was also curious. Certainly after an online tasting in which several experiences were shared about this whisky. So I decided to try 2 6cl samples of this ‘left-field’ and the recommended ‘tawny’ with that to compare the two extremes of their range. I normally don’t dig whisky that got a fast aging all in ex wine casks but hey: one can only be opinionated once tried so here it goes! Secondly: this tawny at 48%. This must be VERY good since they charge you almost €77 for a 50cl bottle (that’s €108 for a 70cl!!). It‘s just 4yo old stuff and not even at CS. Let’s give it a try..
    • Nose
      Fair enough: this nose is really interesting, rich and beyond it’s age. It gives quite some different sensations! Red fruits like raspberry and cranberry versus a big and fresh menthol-like layer like the liquid used in a sauna ritual and spices versus more tropical fruits like mango. The big layer of menthol flavors is pretty dominant but also pleasant. I get some musty and moisture-like flavors. It reminds me of soaked wood chips used for smoke on the bbq.
    • Taste
      On the palate again a lot of freshness is going on. Freshness not only like in menthol like flavors but also in like fresh green herbs such as oregano and thyme. Also a big hit of vanilla honey liquor. Almost like in Liqor 43. Fruit is there in like u ripe plumbs. Also quite some oaky dry sensations here as well. The cask has been of big influence that’s for sure.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, rich and full of flavor. It gives quite some red fruits. Cherries and cranberries. Also a more spicy side. Arabic orientated I’d say. Also I get roasted peanuts here.

      Fair enough this is actually really good. Is it worth €108 for 70cl? Certainly not, at least I would not spend it on this dram. But without taking the price into consideration I really like the taste! It’s different and offers a lot! I will probably taste a few other expressions of Starward in the near future.

  9. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. JohnGlen1961 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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