The Guvnor II Part 2: Starward Whisky BarrelsPart 2, our latest release from the second edition of our barley wine The Guvnor, has been sitting quietly away in the BeerHall for the past 12 months. If you’ve visited in that time you might have noticed a few barrels resting quietly right atop of the mezzanine. Some asked if they were for display, others just nodded in silence, as if they knew that patience was the only answer they would receive for any questions asked.
Since then, time and temperature have worked their wonders and what we’re left with is something pretty special. The barrels the barley wine were extracting from and mellowing in were those from Starward Distillery, the award winning, multi spirit producing distillery located in Port Melbourne (it’s a great spot to check out if you haven’t already).
Showing wonderful wooded characteristics with some smooth sherry notes, accentuated by the higher end whisky overtones. This one is best served between friends at room temperature in a fine glass or goblet, ideally matched with a dram of Starward Whisky.
*Each release is bottled in black glass, perfect for shielding it from any risk of light damage, making this beer perfect for ageing for countless years to come. Store it as you would a fine red wine. Over time this beer will age to become more intricate and refined, taking on more liqueur and sherry like characteristics.