Lark Distillery releases its first ever blended malt whisky, Symphony No.1

Australia’s whisky pioneers over at Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. have lifted the barrel on their first ever blended malt whisky, Symphony No.1.

Released at the perfect time, with Father’s Day right around the corner, the release has been built with a harmony of exceptional Tasmanian single malt whiskies, collated to offer whisky lovers an approachable and accessible profile.

Symphony No.1 comes after Head Distiller and Blender Chris Thomson trawled the rich history of Lark’s highly regarded single malts, landing on one with notes of pineapple and tropical fruit produced at their Bothwell distillery. Just like any symphony, the artful blending of these complex casks with fortified wine casks has given this release plenty of character, localised entirely in one of the most bountiful areas of Australia.

The fruit-forward nose is a good indication of Thomson’s work, bringing forth fresh mango, toasted pineapple, orange vanilla and tangerines before flavours of peach, toffee apples and apricot are revealed on the palate.

“It’s instantly creamy and oily with so many complementary flavours”, said founder Bill Lark. “How exciting to think that we can put together a whisky like this that’s so full of life: big, bold, creamy and delicious”.

A 500ml bottle of Lark Distillery’s Symphony No.1 is A$139 from the website or Dan Murphy’s. Cellar Door sales are also available.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.