This release 'Fortis' comes from Australian distillery Starward. This whisky has been maturing in American Oak barrels which have then held Barossa Valley shiraz and cabernet wine. This whisky has notes of Madagascan vanilla pods, blackberry jam, raisins, and caramelised figs. The palate starts of with vanilla notes, quince paste, and raisins. It the develops into notes of chocolate, cinnamon and banana bread.