Starward whiskies will be available in Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, JFK International Airport and Honolulu International Airport in partnership with DFS Group from November 2022.

Coming off an incredible year of accolades, including Most Awarded Distillery at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; and the top honour of ‘TASTE MASTER’ (best of the whole competition) at 2022 World Whisky Masters; Starward Whisky is celebrating the next phase of growth in taking our whisky to the world.

Scott English, Starward Commercial Sales Director notes “Global Travel Retail is an important opportunity for Starward. It is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with an audience who are keen to discover and explore something new. To be able to partner with DFS, we are now able to access a large portion of the world’s travellers, right as they are looking to discover what the world has to offer.”

As an inimitable proposition in whisky, Starward brings a modern ease and versatility to the market. The Starward core range of whiskies will be available in a Travel Retail exclusive 1 litre bottle. 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.

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. 1 Litre, SRP $69.00USD

Solera was our very first Starward whisky. Made using the traditional solera process means there is a drop of our very first whisky in every bottle. Matured in Australian Apera barrels, this whisky is a bona fide Starward Australian take on a traditional whisky. 1 Litre, SRP $95.00USD.

100 Proof, also known as Fortis in Australia, is a single malt Australian whisky and our first higher ABV release which is matured in 100% American Oak red wine barrels to give it a fuller and richer mouthfeel. 1 Litre, SRP $95.00USD

Alongside our core range, limited releases from our Projects range will also make it to market. Starward Projects are part of our program which allows our Starward distillers to experiment with different whiskies and create flavour forward and unique expressions.

Marie d’Hauteville, Vice President Spirits, Wine, Tobacco, Food and Gifts and Partnerships from DFS Group comments “We are pleased to partner with Starward to bring this modern, forward thinking and highly awarded whisky to all our North America airport locations. This is another great example of New World innovation adding a new and exciting element to the traditional whisky market which we look forward to introducing to our traveling customers.”

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. Over the last three years Starward has expanded globally, launching an international presence in the New Zealand, US, Germany, UK, France, and Japan; as well as cementing a firm footing in the Travel Retail space with partners including Dufry, Heinemann, Lotte, ARI, Lagardere. 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.