Lark Apple Brandy Cask LD656 Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

Lark Apple Brandy Cask LD656 Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$700 AUD

46% ABV 700ml

A rarely seen gem from the Lark Distillery of old, matured in an oak cask which once held apple brandy, presumably originally produced on the Apple Isle. This is not to be confused with another Lark which was matured initially in a re-charred old port quarter cask (LD264) and finished for about 3 months in an ex-Apple Brandy cask, but whether the latter was LD656 is known only to the denizens of the Cambridge distillery.

 

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

Lark Distillery

Mention Tasmanian whisky and the name Lark immediately comes to mind. After all, the Lark family have been at it since 1992 and although ownership has changed and Bill Lark’s involvement is more ambassadorial than hands on, the brand still carries tremendous weight in the world’s whisky halls. The fact is that many more people have heard of Lark than have sampled the whisky and as evidence of that there were for a spell no new expressions of Lark available.  And so, whilst that was a tribute to Bill Lark and the team, it was also frustrating for the many Lark enthusiasts and the inevitable deprivation visited upon them by this distillery with no (mature) whisky!

Under new ownership that frustration is being addressed by the Lark product taking on a rather different character which is leading to higher volume, wider distribution and presumably lower prices.

We wish the new-look Lark well, but as true friends of the original Lark and its followers, we herewith provide a unique selection of dearly departed Lark expressions whose scarcity is on an ever-upwards trajectory. We also offer carefully selected independent bottlings of early Lark, most notably under the Heartwood label.