Starward began with a simple idea, imagine a whiskey unshackled from tradition. STARWARD NOVA epitomises this approach to whisky making. Our barrels are sourced from Austrialian winemakers and with minimal intervention, they are filled to retain the flavour, texture and essense of Australian red wine. The result is a truly unique single malt whisky that reflects the place it is made.
The Yalumba Octaves were the original red wine barrels that we used to age what we now know Nova to be. Without the support and advice of the Yalumba wine making and coopering team, Starward’s signature flavor cues and ground-breaking aging process may never have been realized. Using the very best barrels that Yalumba have, we are excited to share with you our first estate winery release.
In 2016, only 6% of double gold medal whiskies at San Francisco Spirits Competition were from the New World*(including Starward). In 2018, that number has risen to 16% and the same trend is occurring in most well regarded international whisky awards around the world.
The First Responder Whiskey Society presents the Starward Single Barrel for Fallen First Responder Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan.
Proceeds from the sales of these bottles will be donated to the charity of Tara’s family’s choice.
Starward Australian Whisky Single Barrel #4256 is very special, unique, and one of a kind. This modern whisky is fully matured in a French Oak red wine barrel for 3.6 years from the famed Barossa Valley.