Derwent Distillery

Derwent Distillery

Distillery New Norfolk

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Tasmanian craft distillery located on the banks of the Derwent River. A short drive from Hobart and New Norfolk. Specialising in the production of single malt whisky in a variety of casks and styles. Also the home of Little Gin Co, Tasmanian ready to drink gin and tonics.

A family owned distillery being built on the banks of the Derwent River in Tasmania. Shortly releasing experimental private bottlings as Derwent Distilling Co.

Set up by us, Robbie and Emma Gilligan, on the banks of the Derwent River (timtumili minanya) in Dromedary Tasmania. Robbie hails from Glasgow, Scotland and Emma is a home grown Tasmanian. After both working in the Tasmanian distilling industry distilling, creating, selling and managing at Lark, Overeem, Redlands Distillery and Old Kempton Distillery, we decided we wanted to branch out, explore our own distilling style and join our Tasmanian family of distillers who have become such wonderful friends and mentors.

After spending many years searching for a suitable site, as luck would have it, shortly after the birth of our son on a Sunday drive we stumbled across the perfect place. It was then that we finally began our own dream of building the Derwent Distillery.


Derwent Distillery is located in Dromedary, in Southern Tasmania on the banks of the Derwent River, just 25 minutes drive from Hobart. Situated at the gateway to The Derwent Valley, it is the perfect stop on your way to New Norfolk, the North West Coast or even if you’re making your way up the Midlands Highway. It is open by appointment or via booking on Saturdays. We welcome you to book your distillery tour and tasting with us through the link below (Tours are capped at 8 people). Unfortunately we are unable to accept drop-ins, bookings are required.

Tours and tastings include:

  • Derwent Distillery tour pack; Glencairn Crystal Glass & Eco Tote
  • Tastings of two gins and two whiskies (selected from available releases)
  • Guided tasting with Derwent Distiller
  • Tour of the distillery
  • Opportunity to purchase from the Distillery Cellar Door