Lark Distillery has launched a dark and fruity limited release from its Coal Valley Distillery, the Double Tawny 2020. The new Whisky from the Tasmanian distillery is said to “elevate it’s signature Classic Cask single malt whisky to sensational new heights.”
Head Distiller and Blender Chris Thomson created Lark Double Tawny by taking the Tawny-dominated Classic Cask and finishing it in a single Australian Tawny cask, selected from Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley.
“Here at Lark, we look to achieve a balance between the wood influence and individual character of our new make spirit styles so each release is rooted in the place it was produced and the casks in which it was matured,” said Thomson. “However, with Double Tawny we have decided to shift the balance and focus towards the cask influence. This whisky from our Coal Valley Distillery is all about celebrating some of the best Tawny Casks in the world.”
On the nose, the Whiskey offers rich tawny, dark chocolate, apple and blackcurrant crumble aromas with old oak, leather-bound books, and toffee. The palate delivers vanilla custard, our signature candied orange peel, rich toffee and oak. The finish transitions from rich dark fruit to remnants of oak and smoke.
“Our signature malt, Lark Classic Cask has always had a backbone of first fill Australian Tawny casks,” commented Bill Lark, founder of Lark Distilling. “Double Tawny takes this Tasmanian icon and finishes it again in the freshest first-fill Tawny casks from Seppeltsfield that we could find. This simple process has turned the Lark Classic Cask experience all the way up to 11. Think about your favourite memory of drinking Lark, and add more oak, more tawny influence and even more complexity.”
Bottled at 46% ABV, Lark Double Tawny is priced at $210 AUD ($159 USD) and can be purchased via the distillery website.
Last month, Lark unveiled PARA50, the first Whisky in its new Rare Cask Series. The new series from the Tasmanian brand looks to highlight the unique characteristics of some of the world’s rarest casks.