The original Starward is solely matured in Australian fortified wine barrels, which are hand selected, re-coopered, re-toasted and re-sized specifically for aging our spirit. These barrels have formerly contained Apera, which is an Australian take on Spanish sherry. These barrels are 40-50 years old and have rich and complex flavors of dried fruit, spice and sweetness. The products name derives from a traditional method of inventory management. We have adopted a modern approach to the solera system to ensure consistency of ever batch of Starward. It also means that every Apera barrel we have ever emptied is in every bottle of Starward Solera.