LARK Distilling Co. Marks the Year of the Dragon With An Exclusive Lunar New Year Release

The Australian whisky makers present their inaugural Lunar New Year release, LARK Dragon Release Single Malt Whisky, to herald the auspicious Year of the Dragon in 2024.

Article by T Australia

LARK Lunar New YearLARK Dragon Release Single Malt Whisky. Photograph courtesy of LARK.

Tasmania’s untamed spirit and collides with a reimagined Chinese tradition this year, as LARK Distilling Co. – the Australian purveyor of luxury single malt whisky – unveils its ode to the Lunar New Year, LARK Dragon Release Single Malt Whisky.

Journey Beyond Tradition

Crafted from the essence of LARK’s esteemed Classic Cask Single Malt, the limited-edition Dragon Release has undergone meticulous maturation in 100% first-fill sherry and port casks, culminating in Seppeltsfield tawny casks. A blend of toffee apple, custard, and fresh citrus notes on the nose gives way to a palate dancing with tender dried figs, plum pudding, and a luscious, creamy caramel finish.

Artistry in Every Sip

The Year of the Dragon in 2024, embodying the element of wood, finds resonance in LARK’s craft. The oak barrel, a maestro in whisky-making, lends its complexity to the spirit, defining its colour and character over time. To capture this essence visually, LARK collaborated with Shenzhen artists Yao and Susu from 1983ASIA, weaving Lunar New Year symbolism into Tasmania’s whisky-making artistry, personifying the Wood Dragon’s spirit of new beginnings and prosperity.

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LARK Dragon Release Single Malt Whisky. Photograph courtesy of LARK.
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LARK Dragon Release Single Malt Whisky. Photograph courtesy of LARK.

Elevate Your Celebration

“LARK’s Dragon Release Single Malt is vicious, yet has great depth, taking the whisky drinker on a journey from the traditional to the new world,” says the brand’s master distiller Chris Thomson. With a limited global release of 4,488 bottles, this special edition release is available through Global Travel Retail, select premium outlets in Australia and Asia, and

Embrace the Lunar New Year in unparalleled style with LARK’s Dragon Release – an homage to tradition, innovation, and the pursuit of whisky excellence that transcends time and borders.