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Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

Overall rating
84.36/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary Bottling
Bottled
31.05.2017
Casktype
Hand selected barrels
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
One to keep / One to drink
Bottle code
170531A
Bottled for
10th Anniversary
Added on
08 Jul 2017 4:15 pm by sengjc
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 94,42

4 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.36 points

  1. perneto did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Review at Malt: https://malt-review.com/2018/02/28/starward-10th-anniversary/

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/whisky-squad-we-3-whisky-part-2-billys-choice/

    N: A creamy one with decorative lime candy, baked pineapple [a popular collective note], hot cross buns, a vibrant airy freshness and a rum-like woodiness with a hint of detergent [much like a Caroni I can’t finish]. The bourbon casks appear to be the most dominant but apparently all sorts of casks have been used.
    T: A weighty mouthful with a bourbon-dry yet cloying richness - not dissimilar to the Balcones in that respect. Moves into butterscotch, caramel and cinnamon candy,.... all somewhat clogged up.
    F: More cinnamon candy and bubblegum. Desirably dry finish.
    C: Guesses regarding age ranged from 8-35 years but this is actually no more than a 3yo. Both Nick & I detected this as a young whisky with accelerated ageing from a distillery located in warmer climes - that clogging & cloying is a fair indicator in my book. Amrut and more-so Kavalan share this attribute. We’ve been treated to plenty of stella young malt releases from new distilleries [Kilkerran, Chichibu, Wolfburn, Kavalan], in the last few years. I’m yet to be convinced by the Starward character, but concede it’s decent juice - and it is early days. That said, whisky from these new distilleries [from the micro-distilleries especially], is often geared to peak early, but whether the malt is suited to longer maturation is another question.Scores a C+

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