Thursday, 10 February 2011

Lark Distillery Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Established in 1992 the Lark Distillery was the first distillery to legally operate in Tasmania since 1839. The distillery was the vision of Bill Lark, who realised that everything needed for a world-class whisky production, was available locally in Tasmania - pure soft water, high quality barley, highland peat bogs and the perfect climate for maturation.

Bill Lark's epiphany of producing Tasmanian single malt whisky apparently came to him whilst on a trout fishing trip in the highlands of Tasmania. As Bill and his farther-in-law enjoyed a dram of single malt whisky, surrounded by barley fields and the gentle flowing of the Clyde River, Bill remarked, "I wonder why there isn’t anyone making malt whisky in Tasmania".

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