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Lark Port Cask

by Oliver Klimek on June 17, 2013

Cask 202 – 43%


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Cassis, cherries, orange zest, fudge, hints of sage and pepper.
Palate: Dried apricots, sweet cherries, orange zest, butterscotch, hints of mixed savoury herbs.
Finish: Long, fruity, dry and slightly spicy.
Overall: This is not immediately recognizable as a port cask, and the light savoury element gives it a special touch. Very nice indeed.

Rating: 86/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver, medal, re-tasted for notes

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Atanas June 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Oliver, I am not sure why but this is the second recent post on your blog that has two tasting notes under the same whisky. Why is that? is this a technical error?
For instance here, under the Lark heading, there are the following two notes with very different descriptions and scores:
My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Cassis, cherries, orange zest, fudge, hints of sage and pepper.
Palate: Dried apricots, sweet cherries, orange zest, butterscotch, hints of mixed savoury herbs.
Finish: Long, fruity, dry and slightly spicy.
Overall: This is not immediately recognizable as a port cask, and the light savoury element gives it a special touch. Very nice indeed.

Rating: 86/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver, medal, re-tasted for notes

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Very dark amber
Nose: Light wood smoke, hints of smoked bacon, orange zest, tobacco, leather, nutmeg and cumin.
Palate: Stronger peat than the nose suggests, bacon-wrapped orange wedges, figs, toffee, tea, nutmrg and cumin agin.
Finish: Very long, fruity, dry and smoky.
Overall: It needs some time to build up and benefits from a good splash of water, this fantastic whisky has the perfect balance of sherry and peat, maturity and freshness.

Rating: 94/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver, medal, re-tasted for notes

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Oliver Klimek June 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Hi Aranas, thanks for letting me know. It was a copy error, the second note does not belong to the Lark. Already corrected.

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