A release sourced from the archives, the 2019 (and first) edition of Lark's Christmas Cask.
The famous Tasmanian distillery worked with neighbouring winery Frogmore Creek to create this expression. A cask from the distillery was taken to the winery to mature a fruit jus/sauce made by local pastisseries Jean-Pascal for use in their Christmas mince pies.
The emptied cask was taken back to Lark, where it was used to extra-mature a single malt. The end result was a whisky that more than just hinted at Christmas cake aromas.
Bottled at 43% with 394 bottles in the run, it originally sold through the distillery for $299.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Sweet mandarin and decadent caramel leads into biscuits and figs. Maple syrup drizzled over pancakes topped with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Orange peel-infused caramel pudding topped with spices. Dried fruits play off the rich, earthy oak.
Finish: Christmas cake in a glass.
- Single Malt