• Lark Distilling Co head distiller Chris Thomson and founder Bill Lark
    Lark Distilling Co head distiller Chris Thomson and founder Bill Lark
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Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co is one of four international nominees in the running for the title of Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year, following its gold and silver medal wins at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

The distillery scored two gold medals at the IWSC last week, scoring 96 points for its Lark Muscat Cask Single Malt and 95 points for Sherry Matured Single Cask. 

It also received silver medals for its Lark Cask Strength 58% Single Malt Whisky, Lark Classic Cask 43% Single Malt Whisky, Lark Classic Cask 43% Single Malt Whisky, and Lark’s most recent blended malt whisky SYMPHONY No.1.

Lark is now in the running to take out the global prize of Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year, set to be announced in a virtual ceremony on 18 November in London.

“It is an incredible achievement for a little distillery at the bottom of the world to step onto the global stage and bring home two golds, five silvers and the coveted nomination for Worldwide Whisky Producer of the Year,” said Lark Distilling Co managing director Geoff Bainbridge.

“We are immensely proud of the quality of product we produce here in Tasmania and are honoured to be recognised by the global industry and the International Whiskey and Spirits Competition in 2020.”

Lark Distilling Co founder and global ambassador Bill Lark said it was an amazing honour to be nominated as one of the top four whisky distilleries in the world. 

“This means a tremendous amount to myself and Lyn as we started Lark Distillery with only a dream to see if we could make a world class whisky here in Tasmania,” he said.

“To win this award would be a salute to the world wide families of distilleries who have inspired us and helped us from day one, and it is also well-deserved recognition of the passion and dedication to our dream by the wonderful team at Lark Distillery over the last 28 years.”

Lark’s gin distillery Forty Spotted was also awarded a silver medal at the International Whiskey and Spirits Competition for its Forty Spotted Citrus Gin.

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