Dark Valley Swallow’s Winter Lark ex-Bourbon Cask Strength - Historic

Dark Valley Swallow’s Winter Lark ex-Bourbon Cask Strength - Historic

$620 AUD


500 ml

Bottled by Dark Valley Whisky Company in early 2019 from a Lark Distillery ex-Bourbon cask to produce only 30 individually numbered bottles at an ABV of 63.1%.

Swallow’s Winter – some things are fleeting, here one minute and gone the next. Much like swallows flying south for the winter, occasionally the disappearance of one thing can make way for another. This is certainly true of single casks, more so of independent bottlings, and amazing liquid and distilleries must go south to allow for more exciting expressions. A whisky that once gone, unlike the namesake bird, will never be seen again.

Indicative Tasting Notes:

Delicious refined vanilla and warming winter desserts, honey and caramel brulee with some light spice from the cask. The palate is wonderfully creamy with preserved stone fruit and syrup glaze to keep you toasty and cosy. (Dark Valley Whisky Company)

Winner of a Bronze Medal at the Independent Bottlers Challenge 2020.

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.