Old Kempton Distillery’s Cellar Door/Cafe 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 charmingly restored rooms located in the main manor house and a beautiful courtyard 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 halley@oldkemptondistillery.com.au 

To book a table please email info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au or call us on 0362593082



Our Cellar Door/Cafe is open from 10am until 4pm. Bookings are highly recommended for weekends & event days, they can be made by emailing info@oldkemptondistillery.com.au or calling 0362593082. 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 halley@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. 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!

To book a table call us on 0362593082

We are CLOSED only on the following days –

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day
  • Anzac Day (until 12pm)



As we move into our new distillery, tours will be closed from the 19th of June 2021 – 31st July 2021. Our Cellar Door, Cafe and Tastings will remain open as normal and do not require bookings. We look forward to resuming our tours in our new building and opening our new Cask Lounge for tastings in early August.

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,
  • a fully guided tasting of 4 Old Kempton Spirits  (you can choose between 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.
Premium Tours & Tastings run at 11am every day, 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.



Tasting flights are available in our Cellar Door/Cafe from 10am until 4pm, 7 days a week. No bookings are required.

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, 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.

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