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Tasmanian Whisky Tour

Quick Details

Duration:

  • Full day (8 hours)

Tour Inclusions:

  • Tea/coffee on arrival + breakfast whisky
  • Visit 3 Tasmanian distilleries
  • Full tour and whisky tasking with distillery staff
  • 12+ spirit tasting
  • Fresh seasonal Tasmania produce lunch (included)
  • Meet the distillers/industry-led tour guide
  • Travel in air-conditioned vans
  • Bottle purchase available on the day

Drink Tasmania’s FULL-DAY WHISKY TOUR departs from Hobart and gives you the opportunity to visit three distilleries in a single day, to taste up to a dozen Tasmanian single malt whiskies and spirits, to meet the whisky makers, and to go behind the scenes of the distillation process. All while being guided and driven through spectacular Tasmanian landscapes from the Coal Valley to the Southern Midlands to the Tasmanian Highlands.

Friday Whisky Tour Itinerary (we visit three):

Brooke St. Pier

Sullivans Cove

Awarded World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards in London in 2014, Sullivans Cove is perhaps the most sought-after Tasmanian whisky. Located in Cambridge, whisky enthusiasts now travel the globe to visit this location which is all about the spirit and the barrels. You meet the distillers, tour the distillery, and bond store and of course taste their award-winning whiskies.

Old Kempton Distillery

A full paddock to bottle experience, Old Kempton Distillery (formerly known as Redlands Distillery) grows their own barley on site and is located at the historic Dysart House in Kempton. Begun as a passion project of Bill Lark, the first Old Kempton whisky releases are now slowly making their way out of the bondstore and onto the cellar door shelves.

Not just whisky, but gin, schnapps, liquors, and other distillations, this is a distinctly Tasmanian experience and also our lunch location; showcasing fabulous fresh Tasmanian fare, prepared by the house chef with regional produce.

Belgrove Distillery

Arguably the most memorable distillery experience you are ever likely to have! Head-distiller Peter Bignell is a 4th generation farmer who built and operates perhaps the greenest distillery on the planet. He grows his own rye, barley, spelt, wheat, and other grains on site for his whiskies and other spirits.

He has built his own peat-smoker and stills, and never ceases to amaze with his inventions and new-world techniques. He is affectionately known as a Renaissance Distiller and one visit to the property will show you why! The finished products are delicious and are served by high-end bars all over the country.

Lark Cellar Door

Sunday Whisky Tour Itinerary (we visit three):

Lark & Overeem or Nant Distillery

Located in the picturesque Coal River Valley, Lark is the original Tasmanian whisky, founded by Bill Lark who in 2015 was inducted into the World Whisky Hall of Fame. Also home to the Overeem Distillery, here we see the whole process from brewing, gristing and peat-smoking the barley right through to distillation. Lark is a whisky-fanatic’s haven and you see why as you taste the product the whole way through from the fermenters, the stills, the casks, and the bottles

Old Kempton Distillery

A full paddock to bottle experience, Old Kempton Distillery (formerly known as Redlands Distillery) grows their own barley on site and is located at the historic Dysart House in Kempton. Begun as a passion project of Bill Lark, the first Old Kempton whisky releases are now slowly making their way out of the bondstore and onto the cellar door shelves. Not just whisky, but gin, schnapps, liquors, and other distillations, this is a distinctly Tasmanian experience and also our lunch location; showcasing fabulous fresh Tasmanian fare, prepared by the house chef with regional produce.

  • Chevron down When?
  • Every Friday and Sunday. Check the calendar for upcoming available dates. There may be other days of the week listed on a month-by-month basis due to industry changes. Private tours also available. Approximately 8 hours.

  • Chevron down Where to meet?
  • Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, 9am. You will meet your guide on the wooden ramp.
    End of Tour: approximately 5:30pm at Lark Cellar Door, 14 Davey St, Hobart (just 2 mins around the corner from Brooke Street Pier).

  • Chevron down End of tour?
  • Approximately 5:30pm at Lark Cellar Door, 14 Davey St, Hobart (just 2 mins around the corner from Brooke Street Pier).

  • Chevron down Number of guests per tour?
  • Maximum 11 guests per tour (contact us for information on larger groups). Minimum 4 guests required to run a tour, though booking for less are of course welcome.

  • Chevron down What to bring?
  • Please dress appropriately for the occasion, while it may appear warm in Hobart, the weather can change throughout the day, so please ensure to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes and your camera!