October whisky releases

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Starward Octave Barrels Single Malt Whisky ($149)

The latest special release from Starward, matured in 100 litre octave-sized casks that previously contained Yalumba’s renowned The Octavius Shiraz. And did you catch Starward on Masterchef!

Overeem 12 Year Old Bourbon Cask Matured

Now this promises to be something special. Two ex-Bourbon cask whiskies laid down over 12 years ago by Casey Overeem have been bottled and will soon be released. We. Are. Excited.

78° Ginger Ale Cask Whiskey ($130)

The latest limited release from 78 Degrees has their Australian whiskey finished in a 200 litre cask that previously held Fever Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale.

Corowa Distilling Co. Barrel House XB ($120) and Single Barrel Apera Cask ($185)

The Corowa folks have been busy. They recently released the Barrel House XB ex-Bourbon cask and a single barrel apera cask whisky.

Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Silver Batch No. 022 ($160)

The latest silver batch from Iniquity, with whisky matured in second fill American oak tawny casks for four years.

The Aisling Tale of the Oak Single Malt Whisky ($149)

The 2nd Royalty Edition release from The Aisling Distillery. This was matured for four years in three casks that had previously contained firstly Riverina semillon botrytis and then tawny.

Mountain Red Gum Single Malt Whisky ($195)

A curious one. Produced by Mountain Distilling somewhere around Mount Macedon north of Melbourne, and uses ‘native Australian red gum from start to finish in the maturation process…’ Awarded the highest score at IWSC 2021, one of the top comps, knocking off a plethora of leading Aussie whiskies in the process. Due for release in November, although the 1st allocation pre-order has already sold out.

Lark Christmas Cask Release III ($250)

The third Xmas cask release from Lark. The whisky for this release was matured in red wine casks that were seasoned with jus used for making Christmas fruit mince pies.