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Starward Collaborates With Islay's Lagavulin For Ex-Islay Finish


Melbourne's beloved Starward distillery is collaborating with Islay's Lagavulin to create a first for the distillery - an Australian single malt whisky finished in ex-Islay barrels.



"Whether it's experimenting with new flavours and ingredients or sourcing some truly unique barrels, our team always goes further for flavour. For our most exciting release yet, we’ve taken things up a notch, sourcing peated Scotch whisky barrels from world renowned Lagavulin distillery.

Our signature red wine barrel matured Single Malt whisky was finished for a further 18 months in these delicious peated barrels. Melding the tropical notes of our red wine barrel matured whisky with the rich and earthy coastal peat from the Lagavulin barrels."



Official Tasting Notes


Yellow nectarine, touch of peat, pineapple, and a hint of iodine


Initially very tropical, char-grilled pineapple, black tea and a touch of brine


Drying ash, but follows through with tropical fruits and a touch of oak


Amber Gold



The new Starward Single Malt Australian Whisky Finished in Ex-Lagavulin Barrels is available via ballot now on the Starward website. It is priced at $199 AUD, and is bottled at 48% ABV.

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Images courtesy of Starward.




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