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Starward X Cunard The Seafarer Twin Pack - Set Number 5 2 x 50cl / 54%
The Cunard Seafarer Twin Pack is the product of a special partnership between Starward and Cunard to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s inaugural home porting season in Australia.
Filled on the same day, both the Seafarer and its Sister Cask were initially aged in 225L French oak barrique barrels for two and a half years in Melbourne’s highly reactive climate. From there, one barrel, named the Seafarer, circumnavigated the globe for a year aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, departing 28 February 2018 and travelling 95000 nautical miles, crossing the equator multiple times and experiencing weather extremes between 0°C in Zeebrugge to 32° in Singapore.
Meanwhile, the other barrel, named the Sister Cask, remained in Melbourne and continued to mature in bond as the control cask.
A total of 110 Seafarer Twin Packs at 48% ABV were produced and sold online through the Starward webstore and at the distillery bar in Port Melbourne. Only 10 Seafarer Twin Packs at cask strength of 54% ABV were produced.
Each twin pack includes:
Seafarer Cask 50cl 54% ABV
Sister Cask 50cl 54% ABV
A Starward Pin
The Seafarer: Vivid sunset orange
The Sister Cask: Rich copper Gold
The Seafarer: Soft aroma of marzipan, apricot, red apple, currants and baked spices
The Sister Cask: Baked sweet biscuit, berry compote, orchard fruit and delicate allspice
The Seafarer: Warming with French oak spice and mildly salted berries
The Sister Cask: Full, pear, cookie dough and fresh oak leading to a dry, berry laden finish
This twin pack contains bottle numbers 5/10.
All proceeds from the sale of this lot will be split equally between two charities:
Scarf is an Australian social enterprise that gets young people into jobs while adding flavour and heart to the hospitality industry. It partners with great Melbourne restaurants and other hospitality businesses to run awesome, hands-on hospitality training, mentoring and paid work experience programs. Scarf trainees are keen, resilient people seeking protection, and those from refugee and migrant backgrounds who have faced barriers to employment. Scarf volunteer mentors are hospitality professionals who work closely with the trainees to grow their skills, knowledge, confidence and connections. Together, they create a hospitality industry with more opportunities, more diversity and more equity. (Scarf Community Organisation ABN 58 145 518 583)
The Benevolent is the trade charity for people who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry in any role and in any trade sector. The Benevolent is the only charity that supports employees, or former employees, from every area of the UK drinks industry providing practical, emotional and financial help. The charity supports colleagues facing a variety of difficult circumstances, including serious illness, disability, mental health difficulties, issues with debt or any family crisis such as a seriously ill partner or child. (The Benevolent; the Drinks Industry Charity Registered Charity No 1023376ww)
This Starward X Cunard The Seafarer sold at our online auction for £675
Please see images for fill level and label condition.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.