May 16 is World Whisky Day and Starward continues to put Australia on the world map. Hailing from Melbourne, the brand combines the best of old methods and new ones alike to create a distinctly native profile. It was the first distillery to entirely mature its whisky in Australian red wine barrels and that’s but one amongst its slew of ongoing achievements. That’s why we’re pouring ourselves a dram of Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky to celebrate this quintessential spirit on this quintessential day.
As with everything else from Starward, Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky delivers no shortage of signature flavour. Crafted from a blend of Australian wheat (60%) and award-winning Nova Single Malt (40%), it’s fully matured inside locally-sourced red wine barrels. The resulting spirit is appropriately layered and perfect for pairings. Malted barley provides classic depth while the wheat smooths out aromatics and texture. A unique finishing program induces fruity and spicy characteristics, the kind of which has helped Starward take off across the world stage.
David Vitale, Founder of Starward Whisky, said the following: “I wanted to create a whisky for us to enjoy and celebrate alongside (Australia’s) world-class craft beers, wines and amazing food. We found that wheat and malted barley create the perfect backdrop for our red wine barrels to shine both as a neat and easy drinking whisky but also mixed, in a cocktail or at the barbie–we are Australian after all!”
Equal parts approachable and versatile, Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky balances various components with considerable smoothness. Sip it neat or pour it on ice and add tonic for a truly refreshing cocktail. Let’s give it up for this homegrown distillery, which is currently spreading the Aussie spirit around the world. That makes it a perfect choice for this year’s World Whisky Day and for every day thereafter. Cheers!