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Starward Australian Whisky  

with David Vitale, founder + maker of Starward whisky

presented by Sean O'Connell, Starward whisky brand ambassador


date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Access Passcode: hXzt6ar


We are delighted to welcome David Vitale, the founder of Starward Australian whisky, for a virtual Masterclass. Founded in 2004, in an airport hangar in Melbourne’s Essendon Fields, the Starward distillery has built a fine reputation over the years. Inspired by Melbourne’s foodie culture, Starward has developed a world-class, premium whisky that challenges people's perceptions of what whisky can be. The distillery is focused on 3 things: whisky, culture and flavor. Starward has embraced its Melbourne roots, maturing almost all of their whisky in big, Aussie red wine barrels, and even Apera casks (basically sherry, except they can’t call it that). Although they have a foot firmly in the single malt world, they're also not afraid to draw outside of traditional constraints.

the line-up:

1. Penfold’s Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro (2017, South Australia)
2. Starward Two-Fold (wheat + malted barley / red wine barrels) 40% ABV
3. Starward Nova (red wine barrels) 41% ABV
4. Starward Solera (fortified wine barrels) 43% ABV
5. Starward Wally’s Single Barrel Cask #3330 55.6% ABV
6. Starward 10th Anniversary 52% ABV
+ Violet Crumble bar (Australian honeycomb toffee coated in chocolate)

Starward Australian Whisky website [link]:

2019 & 2020 Best Australian Blended Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards, London
2017 Best Australian Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards, London
2016 Best Craft Distiller Whisky at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition

whiskey sample size = 1oz, except 1/2 oz on the 10th Anniversary
Zoom information is on the placemat + SCWC website page

Big thank you to Sean O'Connell @ Starward Whisky for making this happen!

Meeting ID:

827 7099 3968



Starward Whisky Placemat.jpg

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