Dark Valley Prisoner's Chain Lark ex-Port Cask Strength - Historic

Dark Valley Prisoner's Chain Lark ex-Port Cask Strength - Historic

$375 AUD


500 ml

Bottled by Dark Valley Whisky Company in early 2019 from a Lark Distillery 20 litre ex-Port cask to produce only 38 individually numbered bottles at an ABV of 63.6%.

Prisoner’s Chain – stories of distillation usually begin with illicit stills and avoiding the taxman. In every era from the Scottish highlands and prohibition in America all the way to Governor Franklin in Tasmania, the industry was plagued with lawbreakers. Thankfully, the early distillers avoided the prisoner’s chain, and now the makers and drinkers of today profit from their crime. A whisky to appreciate while being thankful one is free.

Indicative Tasting Notes:

Red fruits and thick raspberry toffee syrup, with woody and jasmine tea tannins, follows through to the palate with a black forest gateau eruption and a long finish. (Dark Valley 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.