Starward 2016

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Calculated age
04 years old
French oak charred red wine cask finish
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
nl Netherlands
Added on
21 jul 2021 8:29 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.57

8 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Starward 2016

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. thijs100 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Heavily influenced by the cask, yet this Starward 2016 Single Barrel for The Netherlands never becomes too wine-y
    • Nose
      Whiffs of crème de cassis and aceto balsamico, followed by Maraschino cherries and plums, but also strawberries with powdered sugar. There's a few floral notes here as well, like green leaves and geraniums, followed by sandalwood and a slight resinous edge. Rich and enticing.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel followed by a peppery arrival, but plenty of juicy fruits as well, such as plums, but also berries and a touch of tobacco leaves. I get coffee grounds and aniseed too, followed by walnut skin and even a whiff of Armagnac.
    • Finish
      Drying and slightly tannic, then settling into strawberries and marmalade.

  2. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful whisky from Down Under. Surprisingly full for such a young whisky. The price is high for a 4 year old whisky but it is worth it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, honeyed, cherries, plums. I first thought about maturing in PX barrel. So that wasn't the case
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again vanilla, honey, cherries and plums, oak.
      This whisky was so sweet that I thought of a PX cask here too. So it is aging in a wine barrel, unbelievable!
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is long with the same elements. Pure pleasure.

  3. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: apricots, nectarines, peach melba and oaked chardonnay, greengages, stewed rhubarb and pickled ginger, orange sherbet and Refreshers, plum skins and damson jam, bird cherries
    Palate: creamy, macerated strawberries with balsamic vinegar, Red Vines and pick 'n mix raspberries
    Finish: vanilla and cinnamon, instant coffee with smoked paprika, tannic- mulled wine and sangria, Cinnamon Grahams and oat biscuits, there's a warming length to it

    With water
    Nose: green almonds, musk, jasmine and honeysuckle, jacaranda and fuschia berries, cherry pits and black winegums, rhubarb and custard sweets
    Palate: sweeter and sharper, duck breast with cherry sauce, black cardamom and orchid root, membrillo, chilean guavas and red dragonfruit
    Finish: cherry juice, icing sugar and sugared almonds, Victoria plums and spent oranges, crystallised rose petals and hibiscus

  4. Hegu scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Young whisky aged in French oak and Australian red wine barrels.
    • Nose
      Woody, lime, black pepper, lentils.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fresh and soft.
    • Finish
      Flat, sweet honey, big and long end.

  5. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  6. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Banzai scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76


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