The World Whisky Awards have been announced and Lark’s Symphony Nº1 has been crowned the Australian Winner of Best Blended Malt Whisky, No Age Statement. Lark also took home the honour of Sustainable Distillery of the Year, testament to our efforts to remain 100% Carbon Neutral and the continue to do better for our precious environment.
Founded in 2007, the World Whiskies Awards is an annual international competition that awards the best whiskies from around the world by taste and design. In March Symphony Nº1 will go against rest of the world’s winners for the title of the World’s Best Blended Malt Whisky (excluding Scotland).
Inspired by the teachings of the Godfather of Australian Whisky, our Head Distiller, Chris, created this Lark’s very first blended single malt whisky. "When I go to a bar, I like to order several single malts and an empty glass. And I blend whiskies from all these different distilleries right there at the table. It feels like I’m painting a picture with a palette of different colours. We’ve been talking about creating a blended malt here at Lark for a very long time. As far as I’m concerned, we’re amongst the few in Australia who can pull it off.
We began our journey by looking through our portfolios and were pleased to find that our Bothwell distillery was producing a whisky with some incredible pineapple and tropical notes - that’s really rare. We added a little bit of sherry cask for sweetness and fortified for depth. There are notes of other whisky genres in there, too, like bourbon and rye. I wanted to create something that would feel relatable. Something that would feel like ‘home’ to anyone who’d experienced it.