Bar Lafayette - A Special Collaboration / Lark Distilling Co x Bar Lafayette
The Whisky Bar Series takes LARK beyond Tasmania, bottling the essence of some of the country’s best-in-class whisky bars. These special collaborations are an expression of what makes us unique and unites us when it comes to whisky.
The latest in our series celebrates Bar Lafayette, Perth’s grand heritage haven for artisanal cocktails, whisky concoctions and old-world grandeur. This collaboration with the team at LARK evokes all the magic of the classic and beautifully intimate Bar Lafayette, the perfect drop to enjoy straight up or in a handcrafted old fashioned.
“This collaboration with LARK was high on the bucket list. Says Brendon Sim, Bar Lafayette’s Director. “We created this for our guests. It’s the perfect drop for the whisky lover with a taste for Japanese or Speyside styles, but still with a big cask strength hit. We hope everyone enjoys this whisky as much as we do.”
“The right questions were asked in the process,” Brendon elaborates. “Once Chris had all the information required like taste profiles and our client base, it was up to him to narrow down the right cask options for us to taste and choose the perfect Bar Lafayette x Lark Whisky.”
Hand selected by the team at Bar Lafayette and our Head Distiller, Chris Thomson, this limited single malt was matured in Portugal Port. The single cask was then finished in the finest Oloroso Sherry oak, forging an artisan old world style together with our innovative approach to making spirit. Within this marriage of old and new, you’ll find lush flavours of stewed apple and rhubarb, bitter chocolate and dried apricot with warming old oak and baking spice on the finish.
“It’s wonderful to work with fellow whisky lovers like Bar Lafayette who get as excited as us about playing with whisky.” says Chris Thomson, LARK’s Head Distiller. “This is a traditional whisky experience, with everything I love about those old sherried whiskies you don’t see much of anymore. It’s perfect for sipping while sinking into one of Bar Lafayette’s chesterfields.”
This very limited drop launched Monday 26th September to those who pre registered. TO ensure you don't miss out on another release make sure you're signed up to our newsletter.