A new edition to New World Distillery's range, their Wine Cask edition represents the search for new flavour. Matured in ex-shiraz casks from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, matured for only a few years in 100 and 200 litre casks this whisky is known for its big and bold fruit-forward red wines. CEO and founder David Vitale began the idea of the distillery in 2004, with the hope that his whisky would be unshackled by tradition, a new height and adventure for an age-old dram.

Country of Origin



Starward, Victoria, Australia


Distillery History

STARWARD began with a simple vision: offer the world a modern whisky unshackled from tradition. This whisky is the culmination of nine years of research and development. Working with Australian barley and barrels we have adopted, adjusted and re-adjusted distilling and maturation techniques from around the world – continually observing the influence of time, place and the natural elements.

STARWARD borrows from the past without being constrained by it, and combines it with the best Australia has to offer: our barley, our barrels, and our climate. This world class malt is a true reflection of the place and people who make it. The beginnings of the STARWARD are like any good traveller’s tale. David Vitale needed a new frontier. After 8 years developing his e-learning business in Melbourne he wanted a change. Looking for a quieter life, David moved to Tasmania with his fiancé.

David initially wanted to create an organic brewery. But a chance meeting at a micro-distillery captured David’s imagination for whisky and led to a handshake agreement to return to Melbourne and start a new distillery with some local investors. That was 2004. As with most early stage start-ups, it has been a white-knuckled experience, but through determination and a certain amount of luck, STARWARD has arrived.

Now in its fourth year of production, our distillery has evolved into one of Australia’s leading producers of premium whisky. Just like the country in which its made, Starward is youthful, rich and bright. It’s a testament to our team, built around a simple vision of offering the world an



Maturation regime

Barossa ex-shiraz wine casks

Starward quick facts

Region: Victoria
Place of origin: Starward, Victoria, Australia

Tasting Notes

Colour: Polished rosewood

Nose: Balanced aromas of raisins, bananas and a touch of balsamic lead to clove, toffee and nougat.

Taste: The palate welcomes the arrival of red berries, hints of cinnamon and a variety of savoury and spice driven secondary notes.

Finish: A long, dry and tannic finish guides a strong linear reach through the palate, balancing a generous roundness and oiliness of the spirit.

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