Whisky Review: Starward Distillery Only Single Cask 170525A

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Starts with subtly sweet aroma, soft dark cherries, prunes, tropical fruits, mellow honey and ester fruits all brushed with a layer of dry husk barley. Follows with a speck of peppermint, ginger and nutmeg. Touches of floral nectar and malty rims glittering gently. Aroma drying up at the back, finishes…

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Whisky Review: Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

[52.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The initial musk is rather captivating, chalk dust with vintage leather-bound books and forest berries painting an enticing landscape of darkness whilst the a mellow tone ensues from the oak.  Burnt figs and toasted almonds circling as the oak slowly engulfs the scene; fortunately the sticky strawberries intervene to…

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First Impression: Starward Lui Bar Selection #3

[46.0%・NAS・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Very shy, hint of mocha perhaps, a fizzle of strawberries and crème caramel held tightly together.  Quite sterile to begin but it becomes much more fragrant as time goes by, rose cream, caramelised banana and bubble gum start to come out. Palate & Finish: Red cherries, whipped cream and strawberries, on…

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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…

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First Impression: Starward Dram Full Single Cask #1

[58.0%・NAS・Official Bottling・Cask No. 160921-A・Single Cask Release] Nose: A frail grasp of lemongrass and vanilla from toasted oak staves, mildly fragrant with a underlying buttery note. Palate & Finish: Vanilla custard with traces of lemons, sultana and rockmelons. The juicy vibe ties well with the milk chocolate, followed by spices that come across quite loud but…

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