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Starward Muscat Australian Single Malt | Image: Starward Whisky

The ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Whisky You Can Only Get in One Place

In Partnership with Starward

No stranger to experimentation, Australia’s own Starward Whisky continues to go further for flavour with its always-exciting Projects Program. Previous iterations such as the Ginger Beer Cask series or its recent Stout Cask limited release have gone on to become fan favourites and we expect similar results from the latest single malt. Starward Muscat continues the trend of bold but calculated production methods, undergoing four years of maturation inside Muscat barrels to deliver its one-of-a-kind flavour profile.

The Starward Muscat Ballot has now CLOSED. Keep an eye out for your next opportunity to purchase a Starward Projects release.

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Bursting With Flavour

Starward Muscat Single Malt Whisky is the distillery’s first whisky to undergo full maturation inside a combination of wet-filled and charred Muscat casks (sourced directly from the Rutherglen, Victoria wine region).

The grape’s caramelised undertones blend seamlessly with the distillery’s award-winning flavour profile to generate a deep auburn colour, rich aromas of cinnamon, raisin and lychee, and the delicious taste of hot cross buns, toasted almond, raisin, and cinnamon. A dry finish of soft oak spice and anise rounds out the exemplary balance between sweetness and spice. This one goes out to whisky explorers in search of their next palate-popping discovery.

The Starward Muscat Ballot has now CLOSED. Keep an eye out for your next opportunity to purchase a Starward Projects release.

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Starward Degustation with Anna Polyviou

And in further flavour news, Starward invited acclaimed pastry chef Anna Polyviou to its Port Melbourne distillery to discover this new release. Anna has taken inspiration from the flavours of the whisky, going on to create an exclusive tasting menu to pair beautifully with Starward’s overall range.

On 16 August in Observatory Bar at The Langham, Sydney, discover a journey for the senses – with delicious dishes such as whisky-cured salmon, pan-fried wagyu with truffle jus and salted Muscat whisky caramel. The evening will conclude with a tasting of the limited Muscat Projects release, and each guest will have a guaranteed opportunity to purchase a bottle for themselves.

Jacob Osborn
Staff Writer

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.