First Impression: Lark RR 10

[68.6%・2 Years 11 Months Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

How marvellous, marshmallow, crisp apples, honey and lemon.  The bourbon cask influence is sublime.  Sanded wood desk at a carpenter’s workshop.

Palate & Finish:

Vanilla leads the way and brings along generous dose of tropical fruits, syrup poached apples and milk chocolate.  Sandalwood with a light floral note that disperses with the hotness and returns with a delicious marmalade note.

The finishing is soft, sugar syrup with a hint of oak and traces of fruits.

Thoughts:

Another delicious Lark aged in 20 litre ex-Makers Mark cask, it’s bottled at 68.6% but it conveys such heavenly flavours without being over the top.  The RR 010 really epitomises the magic of Australian whiskies, you mostly won’t know how or when but sometimes a great cask comes along and it’s just so damn satisfying.

-Nicholas