Colour: Bright amber.
Nose: Sweet dried fruits; a fresh nose prickle.
Palate: Juicy sultanas; chewy.
Finish: Medium length, juicily smooth with a drying finish.
The Nant Port Cask Aged Single Malt. ABV: 43%. Tasted at home.
Colour: Same shade as the Sherry Cask malt. No discernible difference.
Nose: Dusty, damp earthy, hessian aromas.
Palate: Muscatels. Not quite as rich and fruity as the Sherry malt, it’s smoother and a little more subtle. A good balance of sweetness and saltiness.
Finish: A slight fruity sweetness to start, which then gives way to a drying almost almond-like finish. Medium length.
Overall comments: I prefer the nose of the Sherry malt, but the palate of the Port malt. They’re both very decent whiskies, but given the choice of a Tasmanian dram I think The Lark might just have their nose in front, with one of the sherry cask finishes or port cask finishes.