Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Hand selected barrels
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
One to keep / One to drink
Bottle code
Bottled for
10th Anniversary
Australia Australia
Added on
08 jul 2017 4:15 pm by sengjc

Average value

€ 769.66

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25 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.09 points.

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  3. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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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