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Symphony Nº1 - Enjoy neat or within one of these staff favourite cocktail recipes.

15/07/ 2022
Symphony Nº1 - Enjoy neat or within one of these staff favourite cocktail recipes.

Symphony Nº1 Awarded Best Blended Malt Whisky, No Age Statement at the World Whisky Awards.

The world of whiskies is a constantly expanding landscape and the innovations behind LARK are no exceptions. Over the past 30 years we have continued to build on our foundations in delivering the best whisky Tasmania has to offer and we’re proud to share everything we’ve learnt with the rest of the world. Our passion and commitment in creating the finest quality Tasmanian whisky is stronger than ever and Symphony Nº1 is the latest in our core line-up.

Symphony Nº1 envelopes our creativity, innovation and exploration in expanding our whisky offering. It’s our first blended malt which was recently crowned the Best Australian Blended Malt at the 2022 World Whisky Awards. Our Head Distiller, Chris Thomson, expertly wove the complexity of American oak bourbon with the balance of sherry and a heavier depth of port. Forming a creamy, oily melody of flavours; a malt whisky that’s full of life from start to finish and carries the uncompromised signature we’re known for.

Likewise, to the ever-expanding world of whiskies, the way in which we enjoy them is also adapting. But there are some classics that simply don’t need an introduction, nor the need to update. And Symphony Nº1 is the perfect blended malt to highlight each of these classics.

Symphony Nº1 is one of the most versatile whiskies in our cabinet. Enjoy it neat, over ice or in a classic cocktail below!



CLASSIC WHISKY MANHATTAN
One of the finest and oldest whisky cocktails available

60ml - Symphony Nº1
30ml – Sweet Vermouth
3-4 Dashes of Bitters

Simply combine all ingredients over ice and chill, stirring well. Strain and enjoy! Add a cherry to top it off

OLD-FASHIONED
The easiest way to elevate a cocktail with Symphony Nº1

60ml - Symphony Nº1
1 Sugar cube
3-4 dashes of bitters
Orange Peel for Garnish

Simply coat the sugar cube with bitters and muddle it into a paste. Pour over Symphony Nº1 and add ice to chill. Add a fresh orange peel and enjoy!

WHISKY SOUR
A clear staff favourite, the whisky sour is a classic cocktail that always delivers!

60ml - Symphony Nº1
25ml - Fresh Lemon Juice
25ml – Sugar Syrup
1 – Egg White (optional)
Lemon Peel or Cherry for Garnish

Sugar Syrup – If you don’t have sugar syrup you can simply make your own using sugar and boiling water. Simply mix 1 cup of water with 1-2 cups of sugar. Once it’s dissolved, allow to cool and bottle it up, ready to mix with your next cocktail.

A classic Whisky Sour often includes egg white as shown in our version. To do this simply add one egg white with the Symphony Nº1, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup in a shaker and shake for around 30 seconds until it foams and is well mixed. Then simply pour over ice and enjoy! Adding an egg white tends to tame the tartness and makes the drink a little smoother.

To make the Whisky Sour without egg white simply add the Symphony Nº1, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a glass over fresh ice. Add your chosen garnish and enjoy!

JOHN COLLINS
This is essentially a Whisky Sour topped with soda! Simply make the whisky sour above (without egg) and your chosen soda for a refreshing summer drink.

Most of all, remember to always drink responsibly!

"The nose has vanilla, coconut oil, red fruits and wine. There are Christmas spices and lychee, too. The palate is rich, oily and sweet, with vanilla, coconut and blackberries. Then comes floral honey, melon, oak and apples. A medium finish with gingerbread. Overall, good balance and texture."

World Whiskies Awards