70cl / 48% abv
Starward Unexpeated Description
You didn’t read that wrong, this is Unexpeated. This was matured in Melbourne, Australia, without a peat bog in sight. A sign of the experimental times we live in! This expression is what happens when peated, smoky whisky barrels are used to finish a red-wine-barrel-aged Australian single malt whisky. A clash of the old world and the new world, this dram from the Starward Distillery was laid down in 2017 and brought up in 2021. It is also winning awards left, right, and centre.
Nose: tropical fruits, peat, smoky phenols.
Palate: ripe red berries, peat smoke, sea salt, peach, cocoa nibs.
Finish: toasted oak, slightly drying, long, lingering peat.