The Lark Distillery Classic Cask Single Malt Australian Whisky (500ml)
Lark Distillery has been going for well over twenty years now. The first 'Classic Cask' releases celebrated the distillery's use of quarter sized casks, although it's not disclosed as to whether they're employed to mature this latest iteration. What is known is that it's meant to be representative of Lark's 'house' style, and it works well. The nose offers bush honey, thick malt, cinnamon and lovely depths of sticky date pudding without being overly sweet. It's keenly balanced and exceptionally easy to drink with a silky, graceful delivery that glides over the tongue. Flavours of moist fruit cake, brandy sauce and baking spices round out in a medium dry finish, with late hints of cocoa, sweet wood smoke and honey drizzled dried fruits. 43% Alc./Vol. Tasted from a 20ml sample. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the producers... Nose: Golden syrup and vanilla with hints of oranges and grapefruit. Plum pudding, Christmas cake, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and a wisp of Tasmanian peat smoke. Palate: Sweet vanilla transforms into a heady combination of orange peel, butterscotch, cloves, nutmeg and grapefruit. Finish: Butterscotch and citrus notes with a long, satisfying smoky finish.
GOLD - London International Spirits Competition 2020