Dark Valley Hangman’s Noose Lark ex-Port Cask Strength - Historic

Dark Valley Hangman’s Noose Lark ex-Port Cask Strength - Historic

$695 AUD

 64.2%         500 ml

 Those who have been following Dark Valley for some time will remember Prisoner's Chain and Judge's Gavel, both robust ex-Port casks filled with Lark Distillery spirit. Those casks were the first two instalments of Dark Valley’s Crime Series, the journey of the prisoner from capture through conviction to execution and burial. 

This is the third chapter, on the fateful day when the noose tightens.

This bottling is a sibling cask to the first two editions, with the wonderful Lark distillate carrying the wet port syrupy notes. As independently bottled Lark spirit, and especially Lark whisky in single small format casks becomes more elusive, so too does the prisoner's chances of reprieve.

There were only 34 bottles of Hangman's Noose, which was bottled at Dark Valley’s signature natural cask strength of 64.2% ABV.

 Hangman’s Noose – for convicted criminals in the United Kingdom, transportation to Tasmania was often the only alternative to the gallows. Whether it was murder or stealing bread, the decision to voyage by sea to Van Diemen’s Land was made for them. Now Tasmania is the destination of choice, not made with consideration of the hangman’s noose. An intense whisky representing the pride in what is Tasmania today.

 Indicative Tasting Notes:

 Red fruit syrup with a earthen smoky oak tannin, the pome fruit undertones reveal themselves as the palate turns into cherry jam and black tea. (Dark Valley Whisky Company)


This product is located in Australia.  



Dark Valley Whisky Company was established in 2014 by Alex Moores based on the model of the independent bottlers of Scottish and other world whiskies.

His aim is to bottle all Tasmanian distilleries in a way that showcases the raw and elementary qualities of the different distilleries. He began with three releases featuring whisky distilled at Lark Distillery and the range has since been extended to include Adams, Killara, Launceston, Redlands and Spring Bay.

As at January 2022, Dark Valley has bottled 25 Tasmanian whiskies at cask strength, mostly small runs of about 30 bottles from 20 litre casks.  24 of the 25 expressions have already sold out on the Dark Valley website.

Dark Valley comes from the Gaelic name Glen Dhu, which is the area in Tasmania where Alex grew up and is now the headquarters of Dark Valley Whisky.