First Impression: Starward Ginger Beer Cask #3

[48.0%・NAS・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

More cotton candy than ginger, ginger flowers effortlessly relaxing in the background.  Dried mango cubes and candy floss, hint of pepper and orange blossom, lighthearted but cute.

Palate & Finish:

Lemony and oozing of green apple sauce, together with the lime jelly it sets a refreshing summery tone.  The ginger provides a wee kick to the proceedings but disperses swiftly thereafter.

Traces of cured ginger in the finish mellowed by simple syrup, a nice follow through.

Thoughts:

For me personally, this is a great dram for those hot summery days, I reckon it will be very versatile as well, good for a highball I bet.  This batch certainly feels more structured, a real testament to Starward’s maturing techniques.

-Nicholas