Tuesday, November 28, 2023


The Glasgow based Turntable Blending House, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition bottling in partnership with acclaimed Australian distillery Starward.

Turntable Collaboration Drop 01 with Starward (46% ABV) is a blended whisky, comprised of Starward ex-Australian Red wine cask (39%), Inchgower Virgin oak barrel (29%), North British Virgin oak barrel (22%) and Caol Ila first-fill Bourbon barrel (10%).

Turntable Collaboration Drop 01 with Starward

This latest release which follows on from the brands trio of core range bottlings which launched in August, is said to deliver notes including bonfire smoke, sea breeze, red berries, cigar box spices and coconut.

Turntable Collaboration Drop 01 with Starward, comes presented in a bottle which features a unique label design featuring constellations from the northern and southern hemispheres, produced using UV ink that illuminates in the dark.

Commenting on the launch, Ally Stevenson, Co-Founder of Turntable Spirits, said: “From the moment we started Turntable, we had an idea about working with New World whiskies in the pursuit of flavour. Our friends at Starward Distillery in Melbourne have been producing outstanding Australian single malt whisky for over 15 years, and for this blend we wanted to create something that showcased their style – ex-Australian wine casks – but gave a new dimension.”

Gordon Stevenson, Co-Founder of Turntable Spirits, added: “Whisky drinkers can look forward to a characterful blend that hopefully encompasses the best of both Scottish and Australian traditions. Combining the sweeter wine casks with the smoke and salt of Islay, and working with some older grains and Speyside single malts to provide additional depth and complexity, has been a lot of fun. We cannot wait to hear people’s reaction.”

Limited to 3,300 bottles, Turntable Collaboration Drop 01 with Starward, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £85.00.

Posted by Steve Rush