Starward Two-Fold Whisky
- Double Grain Whisky
- Australia, 700ml
An wonderfully approachable Australian whisky that’s smooth and full of flavour. On the nose, bright red berries coated in buttery vanilla spice. On the palate, imagine a smooth, rich caramel dessert balanced by tropical fruit. To finish, delicate and long. A delicious, dry finish from a faded sweetness.
- Distillery: Starward Distillery
- Type: Double Grain Whisky
- Region: Melbourne, Australia
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
Starward has combined malted barley and wheat to create Two-Fold, a marvellous whisky from Melbourne which has been allowed to mature entirely in Australian red wine casks. A big, fruit-forward dram that suits sipping over ice on a warm evening or even used in cocktails.
Melbourne’s own David Vitale was inspired to create a spirit that reflected his hometown’s famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings and captured the production values and craft of a city surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions and regarded as the microbrewing capital of Australia.
The brand currently works out of a purpose-built distillery in Melbourne’s Docklands Precinct, which was established in 2016. This move allowed Starward to double its capacity to 50,000 nine-litre cases annually. The distillery also features on-site maturation warehouses and state-of-the-art visitor facilities including a bar.
The tools and ingredients to create an authentically Australian whisky include barley sourced from between Hunter Valley in Northern Sydney and the Adelaide Hills and apera and red wine casks from Victoria to mature the whisky. The distillery refers to the amount of time a whisky spends in cask as ‘Melbourne years’, which refers to the phenomenon that occurs when whisky is aged in a warmer climate, which affects the maturation process and has the apparent influence of accelerating it.
Starward continue to create affordable, approachable and modern whisky with a uniquely Australian character.
- Winner - 2020 World Whiskies Awards - Best Australian Blend
- Gold - 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Awards
- Winner - 2019 World Whiskies Awards - Best Australian Blend
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