Starward launches Red Manhattan bottled cocktail

May 2, 2019
By Alana House

Starward has collaborated with Adelaide Hills Distillery for the latest release in its bottled cocktail series, the limited-edition Red Manhattan.

This classic American cocktail reimagined with an Australian twist. Inspired by the signature Starward Whisky red wine barrel characteristics, Red Manhattan is a distillery batched cocktail made with Starward single grain whisky matured in Australian red wine barrels, a bespoke red wine vermouth infused with native botanicals, from Adelaide Hills Distillery, and bitters.

Sam Slaney, Starward’s Head Distiller, said: “It’s such an exciting time to be in the Australian craft spirits category – there is so much opportunity for creativity and to challenge tradition. Starward and Adelaide Hills Distillery are both innovative and award-winning local craft spirit producers that are passionate about creating distinctly Australian flavours.

“Starward whisky is uniquely matured in Australian red wine barrels and Adelaide Hills Distillery sources the very best of Australian native produce and South Australian red wine for its red vermouth. The result of this collaboration is the Red Manhattan, a one-of-a-kind bottled cocktail that is bright, balanced and full of flavour.”

Fraser Lockwood, Marketing Director at SouthTrade International said: “It’s really exciting to bring two of our local craft spirits together to collaborate on Starward’s latest bottled cocktail. Both distilleries produce incredible liquids and the 500ml format provides the opportunity for affordable, expertly crafted cocktails to be served with ease at any ‘at home’ occasion.

“David, Sacha and Sam have cracked another corker liquid here…SouthTrade International now looks forward to partnering with our customers to make Australian Red Manhattans available to be enjoyed at dinner parties this winter.”

Starward limited-edition Red Manhattan has a RRP of $49.00 for 500ml.

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