Starward Whisky is bringing the delicious flavours of your favourite bar into your home with a new bottled cocktail range.
The three cocktails each contain Starward’s award-winning whisky, paired with carefully chosen locally sourced ingredients. They include the (New) Old Fashioned, Coffee Old Fashioned and Whisky Negroni.
Starward’s (New) Old Fashioned was named the ‘World’s Best Premix’ and ‘World’s Best Contemporary Cocktail’ at the 2020 World Premix Awards in London. Its twist on the Old Fashioned is created with distillery-made wattleseed syrup and zingy orange bitters. Simply pour over ice and serve with an orange twist.
The Coffee Old Fashioned is Starward’s take on a classic, with a caffeinated kick. Australians care about coffee, so Starward went to the experts at Mr Black. The cold brew coffee liqueur is teamed with Starward whisky, then muddled with distillery-made orange bitters. Simply pour over a large cube of ice with a twist of orange peel to garnish.
Starward has balanced its whisky with carefully considered vermouth and liqueur in its Whisky Negroni. Traditionally an Italian aperitif, Starward’s Whisky Negroni is a distinctly Australian twist on the classic Boulevardier cocktail. Starward took its bold, Melbourne-made whisky, which is aged in red wine barrels, and matched it with sweet vermouth and bitter orange liqueur, locally crafted in Victoria. Simply serve with ice and garnish with an orange peel.
Starward Founder David Vitale said: “Coming from the foodie capital of the world, we’ve always intended our rich and fruity whisky to shine in a cocktail at leading bars and restaurants. With our batched cocktails, I wanted to create something convenient, consistent and well-crafted that we can all bring to parties and the dinner table.
“It makes sense that the best craft whisky in the world should make the best cocktails in the world, and I am so excited to share the talents of our whole Port Melbourne team – from bartenders to distillers – with these ready to serve whisky cocktails.”
With 10 serves in each bottle, Starward’s bottled cocktails are available in a 500mL bottle for RRP $49. You’ll find them nationally in all Dan Murphy’s stores, in select BWS, independent retailers and on Starward.com.au from June 2021.
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