Lark Limited Release Bourbon Barrel LD670 Heavily Peated Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$700 AUD

46% ABV 500ml

A nicely peaty Lark expression matured for 6.5 years in an ex-Heaven Hill Bourbon cask. “Heavily peated” by Lark standards, the smoke presents as a rich char flavour on the finish, balancing out the peat influence with the rich toffee of Lark spirit and the bright citrus and vanilla of the Bourbon cask. The advice from Lark –Best Time to Drink: A campfire dram. By the campfire or dreaming of a campfire”.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Peaches, cream, green grass and lemon hide the brooding underlying characters of earth, and peat. Oranges, mineral and vanilla custard intertwine with raspberry and bourbon notes.

Palate: Sweet cream, orange cordial and vanilla booms into big smoke and peaty cherries. Grapefruit, orange and burnt bacon are a mismatch made in Heaven. Think marshmallows on a bonfire.

Finish: Long and smoky with cream and oranges. Surprisingly bright with a wonderful bacon-like finish.

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.