The best gifts for whisky lovers

From wedding anniversaries and milestone birthdays to job promotions and engagements, there’s always plenty to celebrate in life. Chances are the people or person celebrating would love a thoughtful gift to mark the occasion, and what’s more thoughtful than their very own bottle of whisky? Literally. At Starward, we offer the option to personalise our award-winning whisky with the giftee’s name and a unique message. Find out just how easy (and thoughtful) a Starward present can be with our helpful tips below. 



Let’s get personal(ised)

Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or you’re simply in the market for a memorable gift, nothing says “I thought long and hard about this gift” like a bottle of Starward with their name. When you opt for our ‘Personalise Your Own’ service, you can choose two Starward products: our Wheat and Single Malt or Single Malt whisky. In terms of what you can expect flavour-wise from each, the Wheat and Single Malt is an approachable spirit that leaves behind delicious notes of honey, tropical fruits and red berries. Its versatility means it shines whether served neat or in a cocktail. Our Single Malt is fruit-forward and smooth, and thanks to that red wine barrel maturations we’re known for, it’s rich with notes of red fruits, toasted oak and mocha. The lucky gift recipient of this bottle can enjoy it as a neat sipper or in a (New) Old Fashioned.

Now onto the personalised element of the gift. All you need to do is choose your product, customise the bottle with a name and write a message that’ll be included along with the bottle in a stunning gift box. The best bit? You can do this all online with the click of a button. Oh, and if you’ve landed here because you need to elevate your corporate gifting then this service is for you; we can even add your business’ logo and name. Now that’s a nice way to demonstrate the value of good partnerships. 


A bestseller for the best

Next on the gift idea list would have to be Nova. Now, we love all our Starward whisky equally; trying to choose a favourite would be like choosing a favourite child. However, when it comes to making an impression, we can’t go past Nova. Let’s just say, it’s our bestselling gift for a reason. Why? This is a uniquely Australian expression and the perfect introduction to Starward if the giftee is a newcomer to our brand. It’s a single malt pure red wine cask expression whose DNA can be found across all our whiskies. The backbone of Starward’s signature single malt style, Nova is matured exclusively in red wine barrels sourced from places like the Yarra Valley and Barossa. On the nose, it’s like we took bright flavours of red berries and orchard fruit and coated them in soft oak spice. On the palate, imagine a rich red berry pudding covered in vanilla, caramel and spice. The finish is balanced and long, and as the sweetness fades a delicious flavour lingers. It’s mighty moreish and mighty giftable.  

Complimentary gift box

Gift wrapping not your strength? Luckily it’s ours. We offer a free gift box on all 700ml whiskies when you purchase online. It doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to making an impression. 


So there you have it, simple ways to make their day (or help them celebrate a big moment) with Starward on your side. Oh, and if your gift recipient likes experiences then there’s always a visit to Starward Distillery & Bar – might see you there!