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Southern Tasmanian Whisky Distilleries

Southern Tasmania is home to numerous award-winning whisky distilleries.

Read our guide to some of our favourite distilleries in southern Tasmania’s cool climate.

Callington Mill Distillery

Easily recognisable by its famous windmill facade built in 1837, there is now just as much to enjoy on the inside as there is to on the outside. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, indulge in a fully immersive and unique single malt experience and follow it up with a Tasmanian food-journey at their on-site cellar door restaurant. They will also be hosting a special Whisky Week event on the 13th August so make sure to secure a ticket before they’re all gone. 

Lark Distillery Co. 

Back in 1992, Lark Distillery became the first Australian distillery to begin producing single-malt whisky in 154 years. Since then it’s gone from strength to strength and cemented itself in the history books as one of the top producers of whisky in Australia and around the world. While the awards and accolades Lark has amassed over the last 30 years are impressive, they’ve never strayed from keeping Tassie values and produce at their core of everything they do. With multiple venues dotted across the south, it’s a must-try when in the south. 

McHenry Distillery

Located in Port Arthur on the tukana / Tasman Peninsula, McHenry Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery. A family business at heart, McHenry’s produces incredible whisky with its own pure spring water. Their cellar-door is open 7 days a week for tastings or you book yourself on a tour, available Monday to Friday at 12pm or 2pm. They also offer a fully self-contained, hilltop eco cabin for whisky lovers keen to stay and enjoy the local area. 

Old Kempton Distillery

Just 40mins north of Hobart, this true artisan distillery offers a range of whisky-centric activities to enjoy. Whether you’re after a personalised tasting flight, guided distillery tour, lunch with a cocktail on the side at the Cafe and Providore or a multi-day course teaching you how to become a master distiller, it’s all possible here at Old Kempton Distillry. In honour of Tasmanian Whisky Week, free tours and tastings will be available at 1:30pm daily so don’t miss out. 

Killara Distillery 

Owned and operated by Kristy Booth-Lark, the daughter of Tasmanian whiskey pioneer Bill Lark, Killara Distillery is one of only a handful of distilleries around the world to be run by a woman. Located in the town of Richmond, this premium distillery offers the unique chance to own your own barrel that will be matured and bottled over the next 2+ years. You can also enjoy an after-work style drinks picnic held the second Friday of each month with live music and a food truck. 

Sullivans Cove Distillery

Established in 1994, Sullivans Cove is the oldest commercial whisky distillery in Tasmania. In 2004, the business moved to the town of Cambridge just outside of Hobart and has since gained international recognition, even winning the title of Best Single Malt Whisky in the World by the World Whiskies Awards. With tours and tastings available 7 days a week, book ahead to secure your spot sampling some of Tassie’s finest.

And lastly, for something a little bit different why not try…

Tasmanian Air Tours 

Specialising in tailored heli-experiences, Tasmanian Air Tours can whisk you away to a variety of distilleries in epic fashion on their Top Shelf Helicopter Tour. Soak up the scenery below while being transported to either Lark or Killara Distillery and McHenry Distillery. You’ll also be stopping by the incredible Frogmore Creek Restaurant and Cellar Door for lunch. It’s got everything you need for an unforgettable day out.

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