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Starward Whisky tasting aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

February 20 2019

Starward held a remarkable tasting event Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth this week to celebrate its new Seafarer whisky.

The distiller filled two identical Australian shiraz oak barrels with whisky last year and bolted one to the deck of the Queen Elizabeth to sail 95,000 nautical miles around the globe, while the other stayed at its Melbourne base.

A lucky group of drinks media and whisky aficionados, including Drinks Bulletin and Drinks Trade, were aboard to sample both whiskies and it was remarkable to taste the distinct differences between them.  

The product of a special partnership between Cunard and Starward, designed to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s inaugural homeporting season in Australia this year, the single malt whisky has experienced temperatures ranging from zero to 32 degrees centigrade as it travelled the world, moving with the motion of the ocean and soaking up the salt of the sea air on its epic journey.