Available to Purchase May the 4th @ 8.30pm AEST
Breakeven Virtual Tasting May the 4th @ 7.30pm AEST
What does the image above mean? You're about to find out!
We've been chatting with the Starward team about releasing a cask of their whisky for a while now and have been on the hunt for something a bit special or different. We're big fans of their releases aged in barrels with more subtle influence (e.g., Bourbon Cask, Dram Full Refill Sherry Cask), and so they sent us some samples along those lines. Upon tasting the samples, our team unanimously picked our favourite based purely on taste, mysteriously called Project X.
What was Project X?
Project X was released in 2015 under the experimental range from Starward, New World Projects. It was a one-off experiment that was clear as vodka, but it smelled and tasted just like whisky!
Martin Eber of TimeForWhisky reviewed it as part of a Starward tasting in 2015 in Hong Kong
Project X c/o @thewhiskeynut
What is Project X+6?
What is this new Project X? Well, it's the original Project X white whisky, but aged for an extensive six years in American Oak. In November 2014, Starward put some of the whisky they made for the New World Whisky Project X release back into barrel #1141, a 100L charred American oak red wine barrel that was sourced from the Barossa Valley. They then matured it in that barrel until April of 2021 and bottled it up just for us! It's non-chill filtered, bottled at the cask strength of 58% ABV and released in 700ml bottles under the new Single Barrel Starward labels!
The Starward Project X+6 officially launches on May the 4th @ 8.30pm AEST for $199.99. The release is EXTREMELY limited as there are only 60 bottles available. We will be limiting purchases to one per person, and unfortunately, not everyone who wants one, will get one.
It will only be available to TWL members, so if you haven't already, sign up for a free TWL Member account here!
So that more people can try it, as part of this launch we are hosting a Breakeven Virtual Tasting, showcasing three Starward whiskies from the core range, the Project X + 6 and an Apera barrel sample! The virtual tasting will be on May the 4th @ 7.30PM AEST and costs $49.99 including (delivery)!
We really hope you like it, and for those that want one, best of luck! May the 4th be with you!