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Maritime single malt delights Lark

Two barrels of Lark Distillery’s whisky that have travelled 172,887km – equivalent to fours time around the world – during 403 crossings of Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania ferries were tested in August and delighted the godfather of Tasmanian whisky, Bill Lark. “This whisky has developed a richness in flavour,” he told the media. “Because it’s been moving, not keeping still, it’s picked up on the delicious port characters inside the wood … and it’s got a delightful little back note of that salty maritime atmosphere.” A limited edition of 70 specially labelled bottles of the whisky will be sold on board the ferries.

In another limited release, 220 bottles of a special Lark Hall of Fame Limited Release Whisky will be on sale this month in Australia and Britain. Mr Lark had the whisky decanted and bottled to celebrate his induction in London into the Whisky Hall of Fame. The unique whisky was matured inside a 200-litre Heaven Hill Bourbon Cask from Kentucky. It was finished in a 90-year-old Seppeltsfield Para Port Cask at the Lark Bond Store at Cambridge and caused Mr Lark’s eyes to twinkle after it was decanted.

2 September 2015, Edition 164

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