Fortis meaning ‘brave, bold’, is a full bodied, full flavoured whisky that celebrates local Australian ingredients. Bottled at a higher ABV of 50% and non-chill filtered, this whisky
is fully matured in 100% American oak red wine barrels, predominately sourced from the Barossa Valley.
These barrels, which previously held big Australian bold reds like cabernet and shiraz, offer a fuller and richer mouthfeel to this single malt whisky. Starward Fortis is blended in batches, meaning each batch will be unique but will maintain the core flavour profile and intensity.
Nose / Madagascan vanilla pods, rich toasted American oak, blackberry jam, raisins, caramelised fig, overripe plums.
Palate / Upfront vanilla, quince paste, Muscadelle raisins, chocolate ganache, cinnamon & baked banana bread.
Finish / Viscous and long, balanced with a finish of baking spices from the oak and ripe figs & raisins.
Future / Sip straight and savour. Or shake it up in a classic cocktail, like vermouth, Campari and orange bitters.