- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 10th Anniversary Bottling
- Hand selected barrels
- 52.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- One to keep / One to drink
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- 10th Anniversary
- Added on
- 08 Jul 2017 4:15 pm by sengjc
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Whisky Reviews for Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points
- Review at Malt: https://malt-review.com/2018/02/28/starward-10th-anniversary/
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+