Taste the purity of the Tasmanian landscape when you sample the world-class whisky produced by this boutique distillery on Hobart’s historic wharf.
Lark Distillery is one of Australia’s foremost producers of premium spirits, a reputation that it owes to the expertise of its distillers and the quality of its local ingredients. Find out how Lark Distillery merges passion and science to create high-quality malt whisky and other spirits and learn about the 150-year gap in Tasmania’s distilling history. Taste world-class single malt whiskies, aromatic liqueur and gin flavored with uniquely Tasmanian botanicals.
The boutique distillery’s history began with an appreciation of the pristine natural environment here in Tasmania. The distillery’s founder, Bill Lark, saw the potential in the pure water, highland peat bogs, windswept fields of barley and temperate climate for which Tasmania is renowned and began distilling in 1992, approximately 150 years after the last Tasmanian distillery closed its doors.
Stroll down to Lark Distillery’s headquarters on the historic dockside of Franklin Wharf. Visit the distillery’s cellar door and take in its warm-timbered interiors and enviable top shelf. At the whisky bar, chat to the helpful bar staff and select from more than 150 premium spirits. Sample Lark’s flagship single malt whisky or taste the delicate flavors of a gin spiced with Tasmanian mountain pepper. Tasmanian beer, wine and cider is also available, as well as coffee and platters of local cheeses. If you like what you taste, you can purchase a souvenir bottle at the distillery’s shop to enjoy at home.
Whisky aficionados will love looking behind the scenes on a distillery tour. Discover the time-honored processes and high-quality ingredients that are used to produce award-winning single malt whiskies on this exclusive 3-hour guided tour. Lark Distillery also offers an all-day premium experience for enthusiasts who want to try hands-on whisky production for themselves. Tours finish with a tasting of the Lark range and a sneak peek of the distillery’s new releases.
Lark Distillery is located on Hobart’s heritage waterfront, between Franklin Wharf and the Elizabeth Street Pier. It is easily accessible by public bus. The bottle shop and whisky bar are open daily. Guided tours depart once a day.