Country: Australia
Region:
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 41%
Score: 91 points

Starward Nova Australian Single Malt. Photo ©2018, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This Australian single malt is matured in red wine casks from the wineries surrounding Melbourne, and is matured for just two years. However, the climate in Melbourne helps give this whisky a boost in maturation. The nose is light and fruity with notes of strawberries, raspberries, and dried flowers. The taste is tart and fruity with fresh berries, a hint of spice, dried flowers, red apples, caramel, and a hint of grape tannins from the wine-soaked casks. The finish is long, fruity, and tart with hints of baking spices. (September, 2018)