Starward 2017 Single Red Wine Cask 7598 / The Netherlands

This bottling from Starward was released for The Netherlands. The whisky was first aged in a fresh red wine barrel from Barossa Valley before finishing in a charred American oak hogshead. Cask #7598 distilled in August 2017 and bottled in December 2021.
Only 396 bottles released.

    Nose:    Plenty of vanilla, custard cream, toffee, caramel, hint of butterscotch, apple tart, dried plum and fig, dark honey, chocolate, little nutty, whiffs of oak wood, some spices, cloves, cinnamon.

    Taste:    Very punchy, zesty, spicy, honey, vanilla, good sweetness, vinous notes, raisins, pepper, woody, hint of leather, red berries.

    Finish:    Long, burning, spirity, zesty, spicy, vinous, raisins, woody, more leathery notes, toffee.