The 4th & 5th Edition of Wolf of the Willows Imperial Porter Collaboration with Lark Distillery
Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter Twin Set
Every year, empty Lark whisky casks are selected by the team at Wolf of the Willows Brewery and sent on a journey across the Bass Strait. They are filled with the Wolf’s Imperial Johnny Smoke Porter and left to season, the casks work their magic on the beer before being decanted and returned to Lark to finish the Wolf release single malt whisky.
Wolf of the Willows Imperial Johnny Smoke Porter #5 12.4% ABV 440ml
The Barrel Exchange Project 2022 is the fifth year in which Lark whisky barrels were individually hand selected based on their unique sensory characteristics, emptied of the whisky, filled with an Imperial version of the Johnny Smoke Porter (JSP) and left to age.
The result is an Imperial Smoke Porter rich with whisky barrel aged flavours of dark chocolate, espresso, truffle, vanilla, molasses and underlying smoke. The casks were emptied and then returned back to Lark Distillery where they were filled with a hand selected single malt whisky to create The Wolf Release V - a unique whisky that reflects the characteristics of both the barrels and the beer.
440ml | 12.4% ABV | Mordialloc, Victoria
Wolf of the Willows Imperial Johnny Smoke Porter #4 11.8% ABV 440ml
Mark IV of the Barrel Exchange Project with Lark Distillery see’s the release of the 2021 version of the Lark Barrel Aged Imperial Johnny Smoke Porter (JSP). This Imperial Smoke Porter was aged in 100L Lark barrels for around nine months and weighs in at 11.8% ABV.
'Johnny' is a dark and broody Imperial Smoked Porter, thick, velvety and rich with whisky barrel-aged flavours of vanilla, oak, peat, dark chocolate, molasses, truffles and espresso, resulting in the 4th Edition Wolf Imperial JSP Release: a unique beer that reflects a collaborative journey.
440ml | 11.8% ABV | Mordialloc, Victoria