Notes on Cask Strength. What is it and how is it different?

Notes on Cask Strength. What is it and how is it different?

What is Cask Strength Whisky?

When bottling a cask strength whisky, we're bottling straight from the cask in its most natural form. 

Whiskies that aren't labelled as Cask Strength are brought down to a certain alcohol percentage which is often referred to as bottling strength. We do this by adding water from our local Tasmanian sources to balance out each batch to the desired ABV.

Cask Strength has a more natural, bolder, richer and denser flavour profile sought out by our Head Distiller Chris Thomson. Nothing more, nothing less. 

How does it impact the flavour?

Pulling straight from the cask allows you to explore more of the flavours in a more concentrated, defined, punchier dram. You'll really get to know the specific casks flavours that seep through from the oaks wood grain and develop during the maturation process.

How should you drink it?

The LARK distillers will sample straight from the cask, the same way you will experience any Cask Strength LARK whiskies straight from the bottle. We recommend adding a small touch of water a little at a time and find your perfect balance to enjoy the higher-proof Cask Strength. Drink it at room temperature or over ice, it's your whisky and everyone is different so drink it in a way that puts a smile on your face.

 

 

 

 

 

Cask Strength

Classic Cask

Classic Cask Strength 58%

Classic Cask Strength 58%

A wild and distinctive reflection of the Tasmanian landscape and the pioneering spirit of our makers. Cask Strength 58% is shaped and carved by old-style Lark, featuring big flavours of dried fruit and butterscotch, a huge port cask influence, and hints of maple syrup with sweet notes of Tasmanian highland peat. 

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A wild and distinctive reflection of the Tasmanian landscape and the pioneering spirit of our makers. Cask Strength 58% is shaped and carved by old-style Lark, featuring big flavours of dried fruit and butterscotch, a huge port cask influence, and hints of maple syrup with sweet notes of Tasmanian highland peat. 

A great balance of sweet, spicy and savoury elements make this the perfect dram for whisky-lovers at all stages of their whisky-drinking journey.

Handcrafted at our Coal Valley Distillery, Cask Strength 58% takes our signature Classic Cask single malt to bold new depths. Referred to by whisky connoisseurs as 'liquid gold', it earned silver in the 2019 + 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition and Bronze in the 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

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