Starward (New) Old Fashioned
The STARWARD (New) Old Fashioned bottled cocktail is a modern take on the venerable classic whisky cocktail. Crafted in collaboration with our talented bartenders and distilling team, it showcases our craft whisky in a new and exciting way.
The cocktail is a harmonious blend of our STARWARD whisky, our house-made bitters and our very own wattleseed demerara syrup, all which come together to create an unforgettably smooth and aromatic cocktail that’s guaranteed to impress. The perfect drink to share with friends at the dinner table, around the BBQ or in a celebratory toast to the occasion. We’ve done all the bartending work for you, so all you need to do now is pour over ice, cheers and enjoy.
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David Vitale, our founder, started off with a simple vision; create a uniquely Australian whisky we can offer the world with pride. Born and bred in Melbourne, he was inspired to create a spirit that reflects his home town – from its culture to it’s famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. It is a city surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions – all within a day’s drive – and is regarded as the microbrewing capital of Australia.
It seems obvious now that all the ingredients for a modern Australian whisky were close by. But, in 2007, when he first started, the idea of an approachable, affordable Australian whisky – served neat or as a cocktail with food – was a big leap of faith. While Australia had a well-established small-scale ultra-premium whisky scene, David pioneered an affordable, approachable and distinctly Australian whisky.
The result is STARWARD. A modern Australian whisky, elementally matured for three “Melbourne years” in Australian wine barrels, that pushes the boundaries of what whisky can be.