Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin is crafted by Lark Distillery in Hobart, Tasmania.
Tasmania is ideally situated to make malt whisky, and yet 150 years after the last licenced Tasmanian distillery closed its doors, it took a whisky lover to realise the environment was perfect.
Bill Lark realised that everything you need for a world-class whisky was in Tasmania – rich fields of barley, an abundance of wonderfully pure soft water, highland peat bogs, and the perfect climate to bring all the ingredients together in a marriage of science, art and passion.
The vision of producing Tasmanian malt whisky was born on a trout fishing trip in the highlands of Tasmania. Bill’s father-in-law Max produced a wonderful bottle of single malt, and as they enjoyed a drink in the park at Bothwell, surrounded by Georgian buildings, barley fields and the gentle flowing of the Clyde River, Bill remarked to Max, “I wonder why there isn’t anyone making malt whisky in Tasmania”.
Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian gin is a London Dry style that uses a secret ingredient… Introducing the Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry. Also known as Tamannia aromatica, this wonderful berry’s distinctive essence imbues Forty Spotted with a unique spiciness, giving you an exceptionally rich and individual gin flavour. The Aromatica’s unusual characteristics appear in the gin without dominating the spirit, giving it a delightful zing.