STARWARD’S GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS SEES THE APPOINTMENT OF MALT & WINE ASIA IN SINGAPORE
As Starward looks to the next phase of growth, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Malt & Wine Asia as the distribution partner for Starward Australian whiskies in Singapore. Today in 2021, Starward looks forward to introducing and fortifying our relationship with Singaporean retailers and consumers. Malt & Wine Asia, as a spirits-led distributor, will be a fitting partner to take Starward forward and help more people get to know the brand and its famed Australian whiskies.
Starward Commercial Sales Director, Scott English on the partnership, “We’re excited to appoint Malt & Wine Asia to be our Singapore partner and further grow the footprint of our Melbourne made, Australian whisky. Our whiskies offer a point of difference, they are the purest example of new world innovation, something that we feel needs to be shared. As the global whisky experts in wine barrel maturation, we look forward to sharing the reverie with Singaporean trade and consumers alike.”
As an inimitable proposition in whisky, Starward brings an Australian ease and versatility to the market. The Starward core range of whiskies will be available in Singapore with each whisky bearing the Starward stamp from our wine barrel maturation, yet each whisky 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.
- Two-Fold is an awarded, approachable double grain whisky, fully matured in red wine barrels from our famed Australian wine regions.
- Nova is Starward’s signature single malt whisky, which has received several global awards. Fully matured in red wine barrels, Nova is a deliciously balanced and bold whisky for sharing and mixing.
- Fortis is a single malt Australian whisky and the first higher ABV release for Starward. Matured in 100% American Oak red wine barrels to give it a fuller and richer mouthfeel.
Alex Yong, Malt & Wine Asia Managing Director comments, “Starward is the new benchmark for New World Whiskies that is unquestionably Aussie. Made from 100% local malted barley, aged in Australian wine casks and nurtured by Melbourne’s “Four Seasons in a Day” climate, has created a masterpiece like no other. Malt & Wine Asia is proud to share that special experience with our discerning whisky consumers in Singapore.”
In 2007, Melbourne born and bred, Starward founder David Vitale began with a simple vision; to create a distinctly Australian whisky to offer the world with pride. Starward has been consistently recognised for its bold spirit and flavour, leading to it becoming what is now one of the fastest growing Australian whisky brands. Starward’s whiskies and premix cocktails have won several prestigious awards, including a double gold and two gold medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as all five Starward whisky entries at The World Whisky Masters 2020 being awarded gold.
Over the last year Starward has expanded globally, launching an international presence in the New Zealand, US, UK, France, and Japan. Through driving distribution in these key markets, Starward is leading the way for Australian Whisky around the world and we look forward to continuing the growth in in the years to come.