Cast aside your aspersions and bad memories of pre-made cocktails – Starward’s (New) Old Fashioned is unlike anything you may have experienced before. First of all, let’s chat quality – the Starward team has some impressive chops behind it. The brand nabbed top honours at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for the ‘World’s Best Craft Distilled Whisky’ with its first core release just three years ago. It is on this award-winning whisky blend that the brand has built its (New) Old Fashioned – a base of the original red-wine barrel-aged whisky is expertly blended with a unique blend of wattleseed bitters, combining to create a cocktail that is ready to serve.
Much like the (New) Old Fashioned itself, the Starward philosophy is all about delivering a high quality drinking experience without the pretence. Imbued with a distinctly Melbourne influence, the brand draws upon the city’s thriving dining culture for inspiration with its drinks – these are the sort of drops you can enjoy around the table while sharing a meal with friends. The (New) Old Fashioned is just the start of what promises to be an inspiring range of ready-to-drink cocktails from the Starward brand. Over time, Starward plans to release a series of bottled cocktails that will offer new and different takes on not only the classics, but also some more obscure offerings.
If you’re keen to get your hands on some bottled brilliance, you can purchase Starward’s (New) Old Fashioned through the brand’s official webstore.