The name Killara is a nod to my parents, Bill & Lyn Lark who started the whisky industry in Australia back in 1992. Killara is the name of the street where that first modern distillery was registered over 150 years after the last distillery in Hobart closed its doors and shut off its stills.
The still I have chosen is similar to the one that stood outside my bedroom as I grew up and prompted me to join the family business all those years ago. My 600 litre copper pot still was made in Hobart by Aircon Industries in a traditional, but not usual shape, with the condenser being at the top of the still rather than at the side. This produces a smooth distinct spirit that I can’t wait to share with you all.