The 2023 Festive Limited Release Lark Christmas Cask #5 Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky
A merry single malt whisky full of Christmas spirit.
Awarded as the nation’s best whisky/whisky of the year of 2021 by the prestigious Australian Whisky Awards, this release is certain to make spirits bright, brimming with the essences from the jus of pastry artisan Jean Pascal’s fruit mince pies. Notes of comforting gingerbread, traditional Christmas spices and fruits, with vanilla custard atop a scrumptious plum pudding, this release will be sure to have eyes all a-glow with festive cheer.
Each year, Lark's Head Distiller carefully selects Tasmanian red wine casks filled with the jus used by local artisan patisserie Jean Pascal for making their renowned Christmas fruit mince pies. These fresh, festive casks are then emptied and transported to Lark Distilling Co. where they are filled with seasonal spirit. The result is Christmas in a glass: nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla custard on the nose give way to gingerbread, citrus peel and liquid plum pudding with lashings of yuletide cheer.
Imparted with the essence of pâtisserie Jean Pascal's fruit mince pies and Frogmore Creek's red wine barrels, The Christmas Cask exudes a festive aroma of caramelized orange, nutmeg, and dried fruits. Its rich palate delights with rich toffee. marzipan, and fresh gingerbread, culminating in a heart-warming and buttery finish.
NOSE: CARAMELIZED ORANGE SLICES DUSTED WITH NUTMEG AND BROWN SUGAR. A FESTIVE AROMA LACED WITH DRIED FRUITS AND A TOUCH OF LEMON ZEST
PALATE: RICH TOFFEE ARRIVES ON THE PALATE WITH SWEET MARZIPAN AND BAKED APPLES. DEVELOPING TOWARDS FRESH GINGERBREAD DOUSED WITH VANILLA CREAM AND CINNAMON
FINISH: HEARTWARMING, BUTTERY AND JOYFUL
500mL | 44.6% ABV | Tasmania, Australia