Starward Two-Fold, Double Grain
ABV: 40%
Region: Australia
Price per bottle: °
Bottling: Distillery
Cask type: Australian Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Pinot Noir Barrique Casks and Hogsheads (6,000 btl.)

 

Colour: Amber.
Nose: Sweet on the nose with fruity aromas of red currants and plums, followed by vanilla and some honey. A light perfumed note is noticeable with a touch of oak in the background.
Palate: Light and slightly prickling on the tongue with tropical fruits and honeydew melon. This is accompanied by sweet aromas of butter biscuits and milk chocolate, followed by a touch of oak.
Finish: The finish is rather short, slightly warming and dry with subtle tannins and again a touch of oak.

With water: After adding a few drops of water, the fruity aromas are clearly pushed into the background and only some vanilla comes out. Prickling on the palate with few tropical fruits, but more spices - oak and ginger - and honey. The finish is very short and slightly warming with tannins and a whiff of oak.
Comments: A light, smooth and fruity-sweet whisky from Melbourne, which has its strengths in aroma and taste. Unfortunately the finish is very short. Perhaps a higher abv would have been a better choice here. Nevertheless, a light, uncomplicated and nice summer whisky. Maybe even serve it slightly chilled.

 

I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample and the photograph!