Bill Lark realised that everything you need for a world-class whisky was in Tasmania – rich fields of barley, an abundance of wonderfully pure soft water, highland peat bogs, and the perfect climate to bring all the ingredients together in a marriage of science, art and passion.
The vision of producing Tasmanian malt whisky was born on a trout fishing trip in the highlands of Tasmania. Bill’s father-in-law Max produced a wonderful bottle of single malt, and as they enjoyed a drink in the park at Bothwell, surrounded by Georgian buildings, barley fields and the gentle flowing of the Clyde River, Bill remarked to Max, “I wonder why there isn’t anyone making malt whisky in Tasmania”. This was the beginning of a fantastic journey for the Lark family and the start of the Tasmanian whisky industry that we know today.
Lark Distillery now produce many different products as well as their award winning Single Malt Whisky including, Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin and Slainte Whisky Liqueur.