Starward releases fifth iteration of the highly anticipated Ginger Beer Cask Single Malt Whisky
The Ginger Cask ballot will be announced on May 16th, known to whisky aficionados as World Whisky Day, where only 850 individuals will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the limited release Ginger Beer Cask. It will retail for $119, bottled at 48& ABV in 500ml bottles.
Sam continues, “For the fifth rendition of this liquid gold, we took our prized single malt, Starward Solera, and finished it for 30 months in a gingery barrel that previously held fiery ginger beer created by our dear friends at Boatrocker Brewery. The finished product of course carries the ginger flavour we adore, but also delivers a surprise sensory experience. You will smell orange and dark chocolate on the nose and strong spice, vanilla and fresh pineapple on the palate. Thanks to the maturation process, we have also been able to balance any flavour punches with sweet raisins and fig notes rounding out a bold, warming mouthfeel with candied ginger, citrus and sweet Apera.”
Official Tasting Notes: Starward Ginger Cask #5 - 48% - 500ml
Food pairings & cocktail ideas
Cocktail: Tommys Ginger Gun
About Starward Projects / Experimental Series
The Ginger Beer Cask was one of the first limited editions in Starward Projects; a program that allows Starward’s distillers to experiment with different whiskies to create flavour forward and unique expressions. Since its inception in 2014, Starward Projects have released several standout whiskies including a knockout Bourbon Cask which sold out in just four hours and the ultra-popular Starward Tawny.
Continuing to push the boundaries of what whisky can be, this year, Starward has developed unique alternate drink suggestions for the beloved Ginger Beer Cask which cater to whisky enthusiasts and new whisky drinkers alike. The Starward Ginger Beer Cask is a delicious allrounder, to be enjoyed amongst friends.
After working in a prominent Tasmanian distillery, founder David Vitale set out to create a whisky that brought together his love of food, family and reflected his hometown of Melbourne - from its culture, to its famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. As an acclaimed foodie capital, and a city surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions, Starward is the culmination of a drive and determination to capture the essence of Melbourne and Australia in a bottle. An Australian whisky matured in Australian wine barrels for 3 “Melbourne Years”.
Starward burst onto the scene in 2013 and was instantly recognised for its bold spirit and flavour, leading it to become what is now the fastest growing Australian whisky brand. By bringing together highly skilled brewers, ex-winemakers and fresh vibrant talent, Starward ‘Wine Cask’ has been named the world’s Best Craft Whisky 2016, and ‘Solera’ named Australia’s Best Single Malt 2017, as well as Australian Brand innovator of the Year at the 2018 World Whisky Awards.
For more info visit www.starward.com.au