Old Kempton Distillery

Old Kempton Distillery

Whisky + Gin Distillery Kempton

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Old Kempton Distillery is located in Dysart House, Kempton, an 1840’s colonial inn. It is an easy 40 minute drive from Hobart or approximately 2 hours from Launceston. Old Kempton moved from the Derwent Valley to the beautiful Dysart House in late 2015 before opening our doors to the public on June 14th 2016.

Old Kempton’s whiskies, gins and liqueurs are crafted with passion onsite in our custom built new distillery. It was officially opened on to the public at our 10 year celebration in December 2022 in front of 80 dedicated supporters. The focus of our distillery is quality over quantity, all releases are small batch.

The cellar door/cafe boasts two charming restored dining rooms nicknamed The Juniper Room and The Barley Room and a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and enjoy some home cooked treats from our cafe menu. Our Cask Lounge is full of comfy chairs, our stunning cask & botanic wall and it is made for relaxing with a dram in hand. Tour and tastings are available daily and we have free live music every Sunday from September to March.

The cellar door offers a wide variety of tastings of Old Kempton Distillery products – take your pick from Single Malt Whisky, Tasmanian liqueurs and our range of gins. Enjoy a personalised tasting flight or a nip of Single Malt. The grand coaching inn, built in 1842 by convict embezzler turned-innkeeper, William Ellis, was one of the finest inns on the road from Hobart to Launceston where weary travellers and their horses could rest overnight. The convict brick stables, once home to those tired 22 horses, has been used to mature whisky but will soon be turned into a VIP tasting area for private cask owners.

Entry to Dysart House is free of charge and is open from 10am until 4pm, 7 days a week. Bookings are recommended on event days.

Our Cafe strives to use fresh Tasmanian ingredients, everything is made in house and can happily cater for food intolerance’s with prior warning. We specialise in house made whisky pies, antipasto platters and Devonshire teas. Everything is made using Tasmanian ingredients and in house by our team. We look forward to seeing you for morning tea, lunch or just a few cocktails!

Our Cellar Door Providore is fully stocked with Tasmanian small businesses – we also use their produce on our platters. You can stock up with Van Diemen Providore jamsTassie Settlers whisky infused saucesOlde Spikey Bridge Peanut ButterRange Tasmania shortbreadTasmanian Tonic Company Tonic watersAllwright honeyPort Arthur Lavender Farm candlesWaggle bee honey productsDundee GarlicShelduck Farm oatcakes and Wobbly Boot Wine. We are happy to make your purchases into hampers for gifts at any time of the year.

The Old Kempton Whisky Club is an exclusive club that has access to Whisky no one else will ever have the chance to own- Our Whisky Club lets customers have access to once in a lifetime releases that are available ONLY as part of the Club. It is free to join, offers many benefits and you only pay for the whisky you actually purchase. You also get free postage on all our products. Join today via the website.

Here at Old Kempton Distillery our range of whisky includes – Classic Port, Pinot and Sherry, The Old Stables, Tasmania’s first Solera Cask, Cask strength releases and many other special casks.

If whisky isn’t your drink of choice we also make a range of gin, named after William Ellis – the previous owner and builder of Dysart House and the stunning location of Old Kempton Distillery. Embezzler Gin, Six Shillings Gin and Barrel Aged Gin are all available to taste.

Last but not least are our liqueurs which are made with Tasmania in mind – Apple Liqueur, made with Tasmanian apple cider, and Lavender Malt Liqueur, made with lavender from Port Arthur Lavender Farm, are both available in the Cellar Door.

Tasting Flights are made to cater to each customer –

Our Old Kempton Flight ($25) contains your choice of combination of 4 Old Kempton whiskies, gins and liqueurs,

Our Whisky flights ($35) contains your choice of 4 Old Kempton whiskies, and

Our Spirit flights ($22) contains your choice of 4 Old Kempton gins and liqueurs.

All tastings can also be purchased by the nip if you have a particular favourite and are available for free small tastings at the bar if you would prefer not to do the entire flight experience.

For more information please call 03 6259 3082 or email info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au



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