Tasmania’s Lark Distillery has unveiled The Still, a whisky expereince made up of a bar, tasting room, and shop tat will showcase 150 rare and unique Tassie tipples. The new luxury complex is located in the Old Mercury Print Room on Argyle Street in Hobart, Tasmaniam and will open this fall (Australia’s springtime).
“The Still will be an experience like no other,” explained Dan Knight, head of hospitality at Lark Distillery. “Whether you are newly curious or extremely passionate about the Tasmanian spirits community, this space will be the perfect jumping-off point for your exploration into world-class, local whisky.”
The venture is said to be a celebration of Tasmanian whisky community, with more than 150 local whiskies available to purchase by the measure or as a bottle. Lark has a history of working with local brands, most recently it teamed up with Frogmore Creek Winery for a limited edition Ruby Pinot Cask Finish whisky.
Established Lark Distillery in 1992 by husband and wife founders Bill and Lyn Lark, Lark aims to produce a local single malt in Tasmanian conditions. Over the past 30 years, Tasmania has seen significant growth in the distilling industry. The original Lark Distillery copper will still be used by Bill Lark at the distillery’s original home on Davey Street, as a nod to the history of both Lark and the Tasmanian whisky industry. This still is said to be the template and inspiration for many of the 57 licensed distilleries operating in Tasmania today.
“Our flagship cellar door on Argyle Street, Hobart, will remain open for those who want to experience the full Lark stable, and as trailblazers of the local whisky scene, we’re excited to shine a spotlight on some other incredible drams from our home state over at The Still,” added Knight.
The Still features a full bar area that serving wines, cocktails and beers; a tasting set up; a whisky lounge with handmade furniture made from locally sourced timber; and a shop.
Set to open to the public in late spring in Australia this year, The Still will be open 11am till 9pm from Sunday through Wednesday, and 11am to midnight from Thursday through Saturday.
In other spirits travel news, Diageo finally opened its landmark Edinburgh visitor experience, Johnnie Walker Princes Street.