Thirty years ago, Bill Lark was granted the first Tasmanian distillers license in 154 years, and Lark Distilling was born.
This year, Tasmania’s first single malt whisky distillery will celebrate 30 years of being at the forefront of Australia’s whisky industry and indeed the world.
In 2020, Lark was nominated for Worldwide Whisky Producer of the Year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, with the distillery receiving two gold medals and a number of silver medals.
In October 2021, the distillery acquired Pontville Distillery for $40 million. The acquisition expands Lark’s production capacity to 500,000 litres and the company expects 2+ million litres of whisky to be under maturation by 30 June, valued at $435 million.
It also announced its plans to construct a $13 million, one million litre greenfield distillery on the site, with construction expected to begin early this year.
Lark was also recognised as Australia’s first carbon neutral distillery and achieved the certification from the Australian Government’s Climate Active Program in May last year.
The company remains as one of Australia’s leading whisky producers.