Old Kempton Distillery is located in Dysart House, Kempton, in an 1840’s colonial inn. It is an easy 40 minute drive from Hobart and approximately 2 hours from Launceston.



The cellar door has two large charmingly restored rooms located in the main manor house, available to sit and relax while you enjoy some home cooked treats from our cafe menu. 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 22 horses, now houses Old Kempton’s Tasmanian-made 600L and 900L copper still’s. Our newly built distillery is nearly finished and will streamline our spirit production while still keeping us the small artisan distillery that you love.

To view our current cafe menu (updated seasonally) please email info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au 



Old Kempton Distillery can accommodate bookings from 8 to 40 people. Our various spaces are suitable for conferences, meetings, birthdays or celebrations.

Our facilities:

  • Range of catering options
  • Ample parking
  • Wheel chair access
  • Espresso coffee
  • Temperature controlled rooms
  • Fully licenced
  • White board

We can tailor a group package to suit your needs. Simply email; info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au




Old Kempton Distillery runs tours daily. Each tour will include;

  • a brief history of Dysart House,
  • a history of Old Kempton Distillery,
  • behind the scenes tour of working distillery,
  • access to our distillery and bond store
  • a fully guided tasting of 4 Old Kempton Spirits  (you can choose between single malt whisky, liqueurs and gin)

Tours and tastings are $35 per person however discounts are available for group bookings and on event days!

We run our tours at 1.30pm every day excluding public holidays.
Premium Tours & Tastings run at 11am every day excluding public holidays, they include all of the above and
  •  Tasmanian antipasto platter for two
  • bottle of premium Tasmanian Wobbly Boot wine
  • Tea & coffee
  • Exclusive tasting of new, unreleased single malt whisky

Premium Tour & Tastings are $180 for two people.

Prior bookings are essential and can be made through the link below.


Lunch Booking

Our Cellar Door/Cafe is open from 10am until 4pm from the 1st October 2020. Bookings are highly recommended for weekends and can be made with the below form. You will be contacted by return email as soon as possible to confirm your booking. Our seasonal cafe menu is available by request – just email info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au. Our Cafe strives to use fresh Tasmanian ingredients, everything is made in house and can happily cater for food intolerance’s with prior warning.

Bookings for events must be made by emailing info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au directly as spots fill up fast- please make sure you request where you would like to be seated (especially if there is live music!). Your booking will be confirmed by return email as soon as possible.

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!