Lark Single Cask, 43%

Price: $155.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Expecting Scotch single malt? Go to the door and kick that thought right down the garden. Open your mind. Consider Australia as you do bourbon or Irish whiskey. It's whisky, but not as the Scots know it — a new branch to the whisky tree. This is different, but special. Fresh, clean, young green apple, and pear, and not much else. But there's a distinctive herbal rootsiness here that's all Australian. There's a clean sweet purity to the malt, too. Impressive. AUD150 (Not available in the U.S.)