Starward Fortis Whisky 700ml
Starward Distillery is in Melbourne, the foodie capital of Australia, full of casual brilliance. They ditch the airs, graces and focus on flavour instead. Red wine barrels are used to mature Starward whisky. The whisky ingredients are sourced locally from just a day's drive away. Then, in the wildly varied Melbourne weather, Starward whisky draws out its signature fruity, delicious flavour in just three short years.This is elemental maturation and the reason why Starward whisky could not be made anywhere else. Founder, David Vitale, grew up in a big Italian family. He's food obsessed without ever getting too serious or formal about it. And he knows Starward whisky feels right at home at those moments spent around the dinner table.
Starward Fortis Whisky is Batch #1 of a non-chill filtered single malt at a bold 50% ABV for intensity. Composed from Australian barley and craft brewers’ yeast for extra flavour.
Starward Fortis Whisky is aged in 100% American Oak barrels to give a full, rich taste and enhance the toasty oak and vanilla characters of the whisky. Fortis also boasts juicy red wine characteristics thanks to barrels from mostly Barossa Valley wineries, which once held powerful shiraz and cabernets. Some barrels are charred for complexity, most are fresh, lending Fortis the intense red wine flavours that soaked into the barrel staves. Starward distillery does not chill filter this stronger release to closely represent the whisky that comes from the barrel.
A rich, full-bodied flavour balanced with the approachable velvety smoothness Starward whiskies are known for. Expect upfront notes of Madagascan vanilla pod and toasty oak. The palate is all chocolate ganache, cinnamon, quince and Muscadelle raisin with a lingering baking spiced finish.
Spectacular sipped straight and savoured. Or stir it down with vermouth, Campari and orange bitters, or in another classic cocktail.
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