Tasmanian distillery Lark has reelase the second offering from its rare whisky cask series with a limited-release expression, Lark PARA 100.
Finished in 100-year-old Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny casks, believed to be the world’s only unbroken lineage of single vintage wines spanning more than 130 consecutive vintages, the expression continues Lark’s quest to uncover the “world’s rarest and most storied casks.”
Celebrating the distinct characteristics of the Tawny cask, the expression has been bottled at 56.3% ABV, PARA 100 offers a whisky that is “impossibly long and luxurious” with a finish of Cocoa nibs, coffee, blackberry jam, dark fruit cake.
On the nose, the Whisky offers a rich and sticky embrace of treacle pudding with brandied custard, wood-fired raisin bread, mulberry syrup, and blackberry blossoms.
The palate delivers preserved cherry sweetness with deep, dark undertones of saddle leather, fresh tobacco, and beloved antique furniture. Polished tannins and the unmistakable age of the oak create chapters of mouthwatering complexity that speak of elegance and intrigue.
Before entering the Tawny casks, the Australian Whisky matured for about five years in ex-Port, ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks.
“The Para Tawny casks were complex but very intense, so to avoid dominating the carefully-curated spirit we slowly finished the whisky in two casks over four batches,” said Lark founder Bill Lark.
For more information go to larkdistillery.com