Lark Hall of Fame Limited Release Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - Historic

$1,950 AUD
66% ABV
500 ml
An iconic whisky for a whisky icon is how best to describe this very special release for a very special whisky personality, as recognised by WHISKY MAGAZINE when they inducted Bill Lark into their Whisky Hall of Fame in March, 2015.
Bill was only the 7th person outside of the traditional whisky producing countries of Scotland and Ireland to be so honoured and the first in the Southern Hemisphere.
Always up for a challenge, to mark the occasion Bill hand selected a 200L ex- Heaven Hill Bourbon cask (no LD543) the contents of which were then finished in a 90  - yes 90 – years old Seppeltsfield Para port cask. Unfiltered and at cask strength was the end product in the bottle at a whacking 66%. Only 220 bottles eventually emerged.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Golden Syrup.
Nose: Vanilla, fresh oak, orange peel,  ginger and dark fruits are enveloped with a wisp of charcoal and smoke.
Palate: Malt, lemon and grapefruit fade into incredible notes of toffee, marmalade and green apples. 
Finish: Long and complete with wonderful Tasmanian peat smoke.

This product is located in Australia.


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.