Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. is set to unveil its inaugural LEGACY release. Aged for 19 years, these are the rarest and oldest single malts to ever emerge from the House of Lark, representing the legacy created by Bill Lark when he founded Australia’s craft spirit movement in Tasmania almost three decades ago.
The inaugural LEGACY will be released as two bottlings—HHF582B and HHF585A—both crafted during Bill Lark’s tenure as Head Distiller at a renowned Tasmanian distillery. For nearly two decades these precious spirits were nurtured, soaking up complexity and history under the careful watch of Bill before finding their permanent homes in the Lark bond store.
19 years later, the results are a rich testament to the care and craftsmanship of Bill Lark that captures the spirit of his original pioneering vision, a Tasmanian legacy that will endure for years to come.
Legacy HHF582B is a marriage made in heaven. On the nose it has alluring aromas of Medjool dates, fig, green olive, and gingerbread dough and finishes with subtle hints of coconut, cloves, and toasted walnut. In contrast, Legacy HHF585A is a single cask expression which begins with salted caramels, liquorice, and peppermint ice-cream, elegantly finishing with dark chocolate, coffee, nougat, and nutmeg.
“To me, releasing this whisky symbolises the culmination of 19 years of wonderful whisky making in Tasmania. For a whisky nut like myself, and any whisky enthusiasts around the world, this Legacy series is a unique chance to experience a whisky that is the bedrock of the
entire industry that we’ve built upon. This is a phenomenal milestone for us, but also the industry as a whole.” - Chris Thomson