Australian Whisky Holdings has finally won approval for its takeover of Lark Distillery.

Aus Whisky (ASX:AWY) has been hunting Lark since the end of 2016.

The stock put on 15 per cent to 4.7c by 12.30pm AEST.

Earlier this year it was  taken to task by the ASX for announcing its intention to buy the privately held distillery in Tasmania — via a sentence in its half-year report in February.

It followed up five days later with a full announcement saying it was offering 12,500 of its shares or $400 for every Lark share.

Aus Whiskey said the offer wasn’t material information until Lark shareholders began to accept it.

Today the whiskey maker said its own shareholders had approved the deal after Lark acceptances hit 99.96 per cent earlier in June.

Australian Whisky Holdings offered 12,500 of its shares or $400 for every Lark share.

It will pay $846,400 to those who wanted cash and 308 million shares for those who chose the scrip option.