Starward Solera

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Apera Wine Barrels
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 oct 2020 11:15 pm by thijs100

Average value

€ 64.66

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44 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Starward Solera

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.10 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A single malt of no discernable age and bottled at a low percentage, yet it is rich and has a satisfying complexity too.
    • Nose
      Light orchard fruits, Werther's Original and figs with a touch of honey, vanilla frosting and cardamom. All very subtle yet rich and comforting with just a hint of rose petal and fennel.
    • Taste
      A mix of dark red fruits and gentle wood spices, it's very drinkable yet never boring. Sweet caramel, creme brûlée and soft notes of cinnamon and black pepper.
    • Finish
      A whisper of menthol, lingering spices, a candied element and a pleasant dryness. Really good.

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  3. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits, red apple, wood spice, spices

    Creamy, tropical fruits, marzipan, spices

    Medium length, becoming dry, sweet and spicy, vanilla

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Starward Solera 43% Single Malt Whisky.

    30ml sample, July 2022.

    Golden yellow, mid tone, attractive.

    Aroma is quite big, guava is maybe the main vibe, fruit n barley, green stardust sweets, mostly concentrated fruit with husky barley, something a little like coffee breath lingers in the background. Good on the whole.

    Body is oily, rounded in the mouth.

    Taste is soft orchard fruits, pear in particular, russet apple, becoming bitter towards the finish - quite charred and peppery. The fruitiness is less intense than the aroma; the flavour has a surprisingly strong bitter char. A mixed bag. 3.5/84

  5. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Apera is an Australian wine made very similar to Sherry. If there has to be a comparison, then for example with sherry-ripened Scots.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, dried fruit, influence of wine
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruit candies, vanilla pudding
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium length

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. hzs275 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Rody024 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very fruit driven with some sweet vanilla tones. Promising but not quite there yet in my opinion. I feel like the apera casks could contribute even some more flavour to the whisky. Nevertheless a very pleasant dram!
    • Nose
      82 82
      6 - intensity
      6 - richness
      Sugar coated strawberries, fresh vanilla pods, raisins, almonds and plum.
    • Taste
      78 78
      7 - intensity
      6 - richness
      The mouthfeel is smooth a bit dry and thin.

      Strawberry vanilla milkshake, plum, rose petals.
    • Finish
      80 80
      5-10 seconds
      Fresh figs coated in caramel.

  9. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


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