Starward Whisky is the world’s best spirit distiller
As we've been named The Most Awarded Distillery of the Year at the largest and most competitive international spirit competition in the world; the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
We're the first ever Australian distillery to take this honor, following our incredible win of 12 Double Gold and 3 Gold medals at the SFWSC in April 2022. The was the largest haul of perfectly scored gold medals by any distillery, across the entire 2022 competition.
Our Starward whiskies are a journey into a distinctively Australian spirit and the possibilities for New World whisky. Each whisky has the Starward stamp from our wine barrel maturation, yet each whisky differs and offers something new. From single malt to double grain, American or French oak influences or approachability and complexity. There's a whisky for every drinker.
THE MOST AWARDED DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR
While the real gold is in the bottle, we're always thrilled to be recognised on the global stage amongst the world's best.
Single Barrel Bottlings
Only afforded to a select few, the Starward Single Barrel Program is the truest expression of our Starward style. Highlighting our premium Australian red wine barrels and the maturation that is unique to Melbourne. These barrels are a special, one off display of these characteristics and all that makes Starward.
Award winners when tasted neat; enjoyed any way you like.
How we make award winning whiskies
Bringing together Australian barley and Australian red wine barrels (often still wet with wine from the winery!), our Starward whiskies are the epitome of a distinctly Australian spirit ... and just quietly, they're celebrated at every award show we enter.
How to Enjoy
We can do neat by the fireplace, but we're far more comfortable at the dinner table, most likely mixed. Have you seen our cocktail recipes and mixes? Guaranteed you'll find something there to make you fall deeper in love with Australian whisky and its versatility.
Whisky for a curious,
We're made in Melbourne. Not the outback. Or a sunshine-soaked beach. Melbourne is the foodie capital of Australia, full of casual brilliance. Here, we ditch the airs and graces and focus on flavour instead.
That's why we use red wine barrels to mature our whisky. We source all our whisky ingredients from just a day's drive. Then, in the wildly varied Melbourne weather, our whisky draws out its signature fruity, delicious flavour in just three short years. We call this elemental maturation and it's why we couldn't make our whisky anywhere else