Australia’s best-loved whisky subscription service Whisky Loot has partnered with iconic Aussie distillers, Starward, creating their very own barrel select. Melbourne based, Starward make whisky for a curious, food-obsessed generation; using red wine barrels to mature their whisky and sourcing all ingredients from just a day’s drive away from the distillery.

Starward uses elemental maturation to draw out its signature fruity, delicious flavour in just three short years.

“The barrel used to age the Starward x Whisky Loot Select Barrel single malt whisky was sourced from the premium French Cooperage, Seguin Moreau, a cooperage that is renowned for producing high-quality French oak barrels. This barrel has imparted supple tannin and oak flavours yet still offers a lot of complexity and intrigue to the body and palate of this whisky.

In my opinion, whisky matured in French oak wine barrels takes a little longer to open up and mature, due to the tighter grain that it has when compared to American oak wine barrels.

When young it can have a lot of spice and awkward tannin but given time these flavours soften and develop, and they turn out to be elegant and intriguing whiskies.” Carlie Dyer, Distiller, Starward

The very first French Oak Single Barrel release in the Australian market for Starward ever, the Starward x Whisky Loot Select Barrel is only available as a dram within this limited edition pack and online as a full bottle at whiskyloot.com.

Whisky Loot x Starward Limited Edition Pack Includes:

Starward Nova Single Malt – We start our exploration of Starward’s single malts with Nova. Nova is matured solely in Australian red wine barrels from wineries making superb Shiraz, Cabernet and Pinot Noir. These casks add intense red wine character, that perfectly complements Starward’s all-Aussie malt. The result is a seriously fruity dram that encapsulates Australian innovation.

Starward Solera Cask – Halfway through our journey is Solera. This Starward single malt has been aged in casks that previously held Apera, an Australian fortified wine much alike Spanish Sherry. The spirit is aged in a “Solera System”, where the whisky is fractionally blended from cask to cask, creating a consistent product that contains some extremely old juice.

Starward x Whisky Loot Select Barrel – We finish with a flourish. This whisky is our very own Starward Single Barrel, hand-selected by the Whisky Loot team. Once we tasted this dram – red wine cask matured, packed with fruit and spice – we knew we had to share it. A unique whisky that is classically Starward and showcases all that is brilliant about modern Aussie distilling.

​​Due to anticipated levels of demand, they will be releasing our Whisky Loot x Starward Barrel Select in a few different stages:

Thursday 10 June – 11am AEST

Whisky Loot x Starward Tasting Packs On-Sale to Whisky Loot Members

FREE SHIPPING APPLIES – Thurs 10 – Mon 14 June

Friday 11 June – 11am AEST

Whisky Loot x Starward Tasting Packs On-Sale to General Public

FREE SHIPPING APPLIES – Thurs 10 – Mon 14 June

Wednesday 16 June – 11am AEST

Whisky Loot x Starward Full Bottle PRE-SALE

Access to this pre-sale is only available to those customers who purchase a WL x Starward Tasting Pack between 10 June (11am) and 14 June (11:59pm).

Thursday 17 June – 11am AEST

Whisky Loot x Starward Full Bottles – Available to General Public Showcasing three unique expressions from the Starward stable, discover the Whisky Loot x Starward Limited Edition Pack and Starward x Whisky Loot Select Barrel full bottle at whiskyloot.com.