Starward has today released the seventh iteration of its popular Ginger Beer Cask whisky, just in time for World Whisky Day.

The whisky is crafted using Starward Single Malt Whisky, which is then finished in Starward whisky barrels which have held distillery-made ginger beer. This year’s ginger beer recipe used more fresh ginger than ever before and was aged only in American oak ex-Starward casks, to deliver bolder vanilla and spice notes.

The result is a whisky with a strong ginger profile as well as orange, dark chocolate with oaky vanilla and the signature Starward tropical notes on the palate.

Starward Founder Dave Vitale said: “Ginger Beer is known for its versatility, vibrancy, and fun. The reason so, is because it came to be from a distillery playing around and experimenting with amazing ingredients.

“Back in 2014, our distillers put their brewer hats on and had a go at brewing a ginger beer. What expression comes forward each release is purely dependent on what they’ve played with this year.

“Even when we have a Double Gold medal for a release, like Ginger Beer Cask #6 from the 2022 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, they still try to find a new way to elevate, play or have fun with flavour.”

The Starward Ginger Beer Cask #7, which works neat and in cocktails, is available from today through Starward and leading national retailers, at RRP $149 for a 700ml bottle.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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