October 30, 2019 — Starward Australian Whisky burst on
the U.S. scene in May 2019 with Nova, an international award-winning
single malt that led Forbes Magazine to opine that Australia might replace
Japan as the hottest unconventional crafter of fine whisky. Recently, the Melbourne-based distillery
increased its visibility in this market with the release of Starward Two-FoldDouble Grain Whisky, a new expression that combines wheat (60%) and malted
Like its single malt sibling, Two Fold matures for two years in uncharred red wine casks from the nearby Yarra Valley’s famous wineries. The red wine imparts a red glow and fruity flavor. The first whiff of the bottle immediately picked up the familiar notes of red wine aging in tanks and barrels. The fruit is subtle on the palate but it lends lushness to a pleasingly rich mouthfeel. The finish is soft, lingering and satisfying.
This whisky doesn’t taste or look like
Scotch whisky or bourbon. It is
distinctly Australian. It is lovely
sipped neat or on the rocks but is equally delightful in cocktails such as the
Boulevardier. It is widely available
with new markets being opened all the time.
Suggested retail is $32.99 and we see it not only as something exotic to
add to your own bar but also as a wonderful and intriguing gift for
whisky-lovers on any occasion.
November 22, 2021 – It’s time to make the gift list again so here are a few ideas to help in the process. The world of wine and spirits is a great place to shop as there are options at all price points and a huge variety of choices. There is any number of familiar brands in every spirit and wine category that make great gifts but we have searched for interesting products that are new or different that will intrigue the recipient. ****** We recently came across G’VINE FLORAISON...