World Whisky Day is approaching and Starward Whisky is preparing for it in good form. The distillery is set to open its doors on Saturday, May 19 for a day of tastings, mini masterclasses and paired foods to match the whisky they'll have on offer.
Nine various tasting stations will be hosted at Starward's base in Port Melbourne, celebrating some of the distillery's favourite drops and pairing them with food. Tropical pork tacos, pineapple whisky cocktails and a whisky-poached pear crème brûlée are all on the agenda, so you can be assured you'll be eating well — the team's even throwing in a sausage from Wvrst with your ticket so your stomach will be sufficiently primed for the whisky feast.
Also included in the ticket price is a tour of parts of the distillery normally off-limits to the public, cocktail demos and a live DJ. Plus, you get to learn about how exactly the golden goodness is brewed and distilled, and how Starward manage to work a veritable buffet of flavours into their offerings — tropical fruit, cereal, caramel and vanilla are among them.