Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Apera for everyone!
Stated Age
06 years old
1st Fill Apera Barrique
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 aug 2021 9:08 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Starward 2013 SMWS 148.1

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.75 points.

  1. Reza10 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    In my humble opinion, it should be categorised in [very] spicy and sweet flavour profile.

    Unfortunately, this was only sold in Australia (where people would buy such whisky).
    I often like Starward releases (core range and single casks), but this does not showcase what better OB single casks can offer. Very woody, tannin and spice.

    N: Distinctly Australian: Wood driven. very spicy, peaches and honey. Entirely woody. Black pepper and chilli mix. dark chocolate. Cherries and syrup. balsamic and apera.

    With water, ginger sauce. Annoyingly spicy and tannins. a light hint of toffee and vanilla cake. old tobacco. Back to pepper.

    The palate offers spice, wood and spice predominantly. There are some notes of apricot and ginger which adds to the burn on the tongue.

  2. tim80au did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits - On the nose some immediate Haigs 70% dark chocolate, coffee grounds, cherry chocolates, beeswax followed by creamy apricot syrup. The palate is espresso, hot cross buns, a dusty walk through and old wine cellar before a stroll through the Melbourne Spice Market. Diluted; a big Australian aged apera and duck confit with strawberry balsamic. The finish is delicate, soothing, refined and stately. A marvellous balance between spirit and oak for this exciting milestone of Australian whisky.


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