Old Kempton Distillery’s Cellar Door/Cafe is located in Dysart House, 26 Main Street Kempton, an 1840’s colonial inn. It is an easy 40 minute drive from Hobart and approximately 2 hours from Launceston. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm.



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.

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, is used for maturing and storing our whisky. Our newly built distillery building is home to our 600L, 900L and 2000L still’s – built to help streamline production while still keeping us the small artisan distillery you know and love.

Old Kempton Distillery does not host weddings. We highly recommend contacting Rathmore in Hollow Tree by phoning 0418 728 888 or Tea Tree Community Hall by emailing info@teetreecommunity.com

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



Our Cellar Door, Cafe and Providore is open from 10am until 4pm, 7 days a week. Bookings are recommended on event days.

Book a table by calling us on 03 6259 3082 or emailing 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. 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 Tassie Settlers whisky infused sauces, Olde Spikey Bridge Peanut Butter, Range Tasmania shortbread, Tasmanian Tonic Company Tonic waters, Port Arthur Lavender Farm candles, and Wobbly Boot Wine. We are happy to make your purchases into hampers for gifts at any time of the year.

Our Cellar Door/Cafe is closed on the following days –

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

Interested in holding a function or event at Old Kempton? Please see our function menu below!



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 $50 per person however discounts are available for group bookings and on event days!

We run our tours at 11am and 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
  • An extra tasting of your choice

Premium Tour & Tastings are $180 for two people.

Please contact us directly for group booking enquiries by emailing erin@oldkemptondistillery.com.au

All bookings of 10 people and above are considered a group booking and eligible for a discount.

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



Join us in our Cask lounge for a tasting flight, sit around the wood heater in our comfy lounge chairs, 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 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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