Lark Distillery debuts 30th anniversary whisky
Tasmania-based Lark Distillery Company has added a single malt whisky to its Rare Cask Series to mark its 30th anniversary.
Working in partnership with Australian wine estate Seppeltsfield, the distillery has released 3,000 bottles of Rare Cask Para 92. The bottling celebrates the 30 years since Lark Distillery’s first distillation.
The distillery’s founder, Bill Lark, said: “The release of this special single malt is a celebration of Lark Distilling and the partnership with Seppeltfield.
“This is a release we want to be celebrated and enjoyed with a limited number of bottles released from today (3 March). The Para Tawny casks were complex and offered a depth and character that have made this release so special. The result is long and sticky oak sweetness, perfect for those wanting to enjoy as we roll into autumn.”
The liquid was finished in rare Seppeltsfield Para Liqueur (fortified wine) casks from 1992, and has been bottled at 46.4% ABV.
On the nose, the expression delivers aromas of lapsang souchong, with berry custard and scorched nuts, followed by new leather and pipe tobacco. The palate presents smoky flavours of spicy blackcurrant crumble, honey and dark chocolate. Meanwhile, the finish is said to be rich and earthy.
The Rare Cask Para 92 anniversary set is available to purchase for RRP AU$499.99 (US$365.28). It includes a 500ml bottle of Para 92, plus a 100ml bottle of Seppeltsfield 1992 Para Liqueur.
Last year, the distillery unveiled The Still, a whisky experience complex comprising a bar, tasting room and shop. It is located in the Old Mercury Print Room in Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania.