Awards and Accolades

Award- Winning Tasmanian Spirits

Award-Winning Tasmanian Spirits

Lark Whisky has a slew of gold, silver and bronze medals acknowledging that over the last 30 years, we’ve created some of the best whisky in Australia.

We were one of four distillers nominated for Worldwide Whisky Producer of the Year at the 2020 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

When Bill and Lyn Lark started distilling Tasmanian Bush Liqueur from their home in 1992, they couldn’t have imagined the success their award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits would bring them. They probably didn’t see Bill’s nickname as the “Godfather of Australian Whisky” coming either.

As our repertoire of whisky, gin, brandy and rum expanded, so did our trophy cases. But we haven’t let it go to our heads. Lark’s intense passion and commitment for creating the finest quality Tasmanian whisky and spirits is stronger than ever.

Each of our bottles is still handcrafted, one by one, making it oh so sweet to be recognized for the labour of love that goes into creating Lark’s award-winning Tasmanian whisky. We’re deeply honoured and humbled to be nominated for and awarded a variety of accolades both here at home and around the world.

Lark Distillery

World Whiskies Awards

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Symphony Nº1
40.2%
Best Blended Malt
2022
Monty Cask Release
44%
Silver - Single Malt
2022
Death & Taxes - Whisky Bar Series
50%
Bronze - Single Malt
2022
Cobbler - Whisky Bar Series
48%
Bronze - Single Malt
2022
Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz Cask
51%
Bronze - Single Malt
2022
Classic Cask
43%
Gold
2019
Distiller’s Selection LDF1805
Bronze
2019
Limited Release 1ND30
45%
Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt
2018
Limited Release 1ND70
45%
Gold
2017
Limited Release LD689
45%
Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt
2016

Australian Whisky Awards

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Whisky Distillery of the Year
Gold
2022
Christmas Cask III
46%
Whisky of the Year
2022

Icons of Whisky Awards

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Sustainable Distillery of the Year
Winner
2022
Campaign Innovator of the Year
Father's Day Campaign, Whisky Bar Series
2022
Distillery of the Year
Highly Commended
2022

London Spirits Competition

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Classic Cask
43%
Best In Show By Country
2019
Classic Cask
43%
Gold
2020
Limited Release LD689
Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt
2015/16

Chinese Wine & Spirits

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Classic Cask
43%
Gold
2019
Distiller’s Selection
Gold
2018
Distiller’s Selection
43%
Gold
2018

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Limited Released LD670
Bronze
2017
Cask Strength
58%
Bronze
2016
Best Australian Distiller
Best
2015

International Wine & Spirits

Release / Spirit
A.B.V
Award
Year
Sherry Cask
50.8%
Gold
2020
Symphony Nº1
40.2%
Gold
2020
Classic Cask
43%
Gold
2020
Distiller’s Selection LD1016
Gold
2019
Classic Cask
Silver
2019
Cask Strength
58%
Bronze
2019
Classic Cask
43%
Gold
2018
Classic Cask
58%
Gold
2018

Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame

Accolade
Year
Bill Lark was inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, the seventh person outside of Scotland or Ireland to be inducted, and the first distiller in the southern hemisphere to be recognised.
2015

Forty Spotted

World Gin Awards

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Wild Rose
40%
Gold - Flavoured Gin
2022
Winter Release
Best Australian Matured Gin
2019
Classic Release
Gold
2019
Summer Release
Gold
2017
Winter Release
World's Best Design
2020

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Classic Release
Bronze
2019
Summer Release
Bronze
2017
Winter Release
Bronze
2017
Classic Release
Bronze
2016

International Wine & Spirits

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Classic Release
Bronze
2019
Classic Release
Gold
2020
Classic Release
Silver
2020

Chinese Wine & Spirits Awards

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Classic Release
Gold
2019
Classic Release
Double Gold
2018

Australian Gin Awards

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Classic Release
Silver
2019
Winter Release
Bronze
2019

London Spirits Competition

Release / Spirit
Award
Year
Classic Release
Bronze
2020