Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky


Classification: Single Malt Aged in Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, & Pinot Noir Cask Barrels

Company: Starward Whisky

Distillery: New World Whisky Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 82

Age: 2 Years

Mashbill: 100% Malt

Color: Light Amber

MSRP: $50 (2020)

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Red grapes | Malt | Roses | Sugar coated gumdrops | Light oak | Overall light but effective


Shiraz | Strawberry | Cranberry | Cherry | Sweet


Dark grape | Oak | Mild smoke | Tempered bitterness | Dry | Winey aftertaste


If a whisky from Australia somehow isn’t enough to catch your attention, a single malt that’s aged in three different wine casks definitely might. This 2 year old single malt doesn’t necessarily hide its age well, but instead uses it as an accent note against its more prevalent wine finishing influence. Light and sweet overall, this whiskey puts forth a very fruit-forward flavor profile. Its finish can take a few sips to get acclimated to, as it finishes like a dry wine. Well suited for wine lovers looking to venture into whiskey, or whiskey drinkers looking for more in-your-face fruit notes in their whiskey.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric Hasman

October 21, 2020
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