The Lark Distillery Tasmanian Peated Single Malt Australian Whisky (500ml)
A new Lark made using their own Central Highlands Lake district peat bog. The distillery employs an innovative post-malt smoking process resulting in a different flavour profile than traditionally peated whisky. In fact, the Scotch Whisky Industry have shown particular interest in their proprietary method. The peat is influenced by the decaying forest matter of the Tasmanian vegetation surrounding the bog. This is not comparable with anything you might consider peaty out of Scotland. In fact, most will find the smoke indiscernible. Arguably, it has contributed a light oiliness and some bush character to the sweetness of the malt, specifically a sense of native flora in nuances of roasted wattle seed, wild aniseed and pepper berry. It's all extremely subtle. Put peat to one side and this is a completely satisfactory whisky boasting balance and impressive purity. 46% Alc/Vol.