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Top 5 distilleries in Tasmania


Renowned for its pristine landscapes and pure water sources, Tasmania has emerged as a prime destination for exceptional distilleries which offer some of the best spirits in the world.


Tasmania's distilleries offer more than just excellent spirits; they provide an immersive experience into the art of distillation, set amidst some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Whether you're a whisky aficionado or a casual enthusiast, a tour of these distilleries will leave you with a deeper appreciation for Tasmanian spirits and the people who craft them.

  1. Lark Pontville Distillery

    Pontville, Hobart, Tasmania

    Founded by Bill Lark in 1992, Lark Distillery is often credited with reviving the art of whisky-making in Tasmania and is famous for its award-winning single malts known for their rich and complex flavours. Lark has a cellar door and whisky bar in Hobart and a distillery in the historic town of Pontville, a half-hour drive from Hobart. Housed within a grand sandstone estate dating back to 1819, this is Tasmania’s oldest distillery and visitors can experience a range of tours and tastings, allowing them to delve into the whisky-making process and sample some of the finest spirits. Meanwhile, the cosy cellar door provides the perfect setting to enjoy a dram whilst taking in the waterfront views.

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  2. Sullivans Cove

    Cambridge, Coal River Valley, Tasmania

    Sullivans Cove, another Hobart-based gem, gained international acclaim when it won the title of "World's Best Single Malt" at the World Whiskies Awards. Known for its small-batch production and meticulous attention to detail, Sullivans Cove produces whisky that is both velvety-smooth and deeply flavourful. This upscale distillery offers intimate tours that include a behind-the-scenes look at their production methods and a chance to taste their award-winning spirits.

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  3. McHenry Distillery

    Port Arthur, East Coast, Tasmania

    Nestled in the remote hills of Port Arthur, McHenry Distillery is Australia's southernmost whisky distillery. This family-owned operation produces not only outstanding whisky but also a range of gin, vodka and beer. The distillery's location provides a unique cool-moist-maritime climate for ageing the spirits in wooden barrels, resulting in beverages with a unique depth of flavour. Tours of McHenry Distillery include tastings and insights into the distillation process, all set against the backdrop of Tasmania's rugged beauty. Head there on a Sunday and enjoy live music, a food van and signature cocktail jugs.

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  4. Overeem

    Huntingfield, Hobart, Tasmania

    Overeem Distillery, founded by whisky pioneer Casey Overeem in 2007, has become synonymous with high-quality Tasmanian single malt whisky. Known for its small-batch production and use of hand-selected barrels, Overeem whisky is celebrated for its smooth, rich taste. Located in Huntingfield, just 15-minutes south of Hobart, the distillery offers personalised tours and tastings, allowing whisky enthusiasts to experience the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.

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  5. Hellyers Road Distillery

    Devonport, North West, Tasmania

    Situated in Burnie, Hellyers Road Distillery is the largest producer of single malt whisky in Tasmania. Founded by a group of dairy farmers, the distillery takes advantage of the region's pure air and water to create whisky with a distinct Tasmanian character. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the distillery, a tasting of their extensive range of whiskies, and a meal at The Distillery Restaurant, which boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

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