Starward Solera Australian Whiskey
Middle / Solera is fully matured in carefully selected Apera casks, an Australian fortified wine that's similar to Sherry. The traditional way we blend Solera means there's a drop of our original cask in every bottle.
End / Rich and well balanced. Jammy fruits, creme brûlée and spice with a lingering dry finish.
Gold Medal Winner at World Whiskies Awards 2016, 2017, 2019.
- Cream Sherry
- oak spice
- creme brulee
- great one
One for the collection!
This is Starward's first whisky ever produced and of the three I have tried is my favorite next to the Two-Fold. Starward specializes in using Australian Red Wine Barrels to age most of their whisky, however this one is an exception. For Solera, they use a kind of Australian sherry called 'Apera', which tastes similar to a fruity, Cream Sherry. As you might think, this one does have some sweetness on the palate, which reminded me of a creme brulee with red berries. It's really well balanced however, and the sweetness fades out into a dry oak spice. This whisky is a great one for your collection and definitely something special to pour out for your friends. Great by itself, and killer in an Old-Fashioned!