Iconic Tasmanian distillery Lark is celebrating the shorter days that come with the approaching winter via the launch of Dark Lark. The 2022 edition of this single malt whisky was named Whisky of the Year at the Australian Whisky Awards.
Lark Dark Lark 2023 matured in fine Port and Sherry casks, before being finished in Muscat barrels. The idea for this Australian whisky came about when trying to figure out what style of whisky suits a party/festival environment. The result is a light and vibrant single malt that does not have a heavy mouthfeel because of the filtration process used during decantation.
“Allow yourself to be led by the allure of Dark Lark, through a curious portal to the bottom of the world where darkness gives rise to revelry,” says the press release. “Where shorter days just means we take more from the night, where the light of exaltation emerges from winter’s depths. Dark Lark is a feast for the senses, an indulgent elixir that burns brightly in the shadows. Let the light of hedonism guide you through the darkest days of winter.”
On the nose, the Australian whisky offers bright and fresh tropical fruit aromas laced with freshly baked cookies and subtle oak. The palate finds the arrival of viscous and syrupy sultana followed by deep mocha and caramel. The finish is clean and moreish, with a tropical crescendo and lingering malt.
Bottled at 42% ABV, Lark’s Dark Lark 2023 is priced at $250 per 500ml bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In March, Lark unveiled the latest addition to its Whisky Bar Series, Savile Row. The newest offering in the collection finds the Tasmanian distillery heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to create a collaborative Australian whisky that manages to be both rich and smoky.