round coat of arms web whiteAt Launceston Distillery, our mission is to produce high quality, hand crafted single malt whisky from local Tasmanian ingredients. Our aim is to enhance the reputation of the Tasmanian Whisky Industry worldwide.

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Launceston Distillery Barrel Offer

Pre-Sale Casks

Own your very own limited edition cask of whisky
In 2015 we gave whisky lovers the opportunity to purchase their very own small 20 L cask of whisky from Launceston Distillery. The owners of these casks are now waiting patiently for their casks to mature and the whisky bottled. Last year we had such a fantastic response to our offer and positive comments from our cask owners that we are currently filling a limited number of small 20 L port or sherry casks.  

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Our Story

Chris Condon, the driving force behind Launceston Distillery, is a Launceston born whisky enthusiast. Recognising a gap in the Tasmanian Whisky Trail, Chris returned to Launceston in 2011 after 3.5 years as the Head Distiller at a prominent distillery located at Bothwell in southern Tasmania, to establish the first Whisky Distillery in Launceston in 175 years. His aim was simple; gather together a group of visionary like-minded people, passionate about whisky and all that Tasmania has to offer. The result, Launceston Distillery.

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The Launceston Distillery Team.

Hangar 17 is the oldest surviving aviation building in Tasmania and is representative of the early twentieth century civil aviation hangars constructed in Australia, and has played a key role in the development of aviation in Tasmania and Australia.

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History of Distilling in Launceston

Prior to the establishment of Launceston Distillery in 2014, Launceston’s whisky history consisted of only one distillery, Caledonian Distillery which operated between 1824 and 1838.

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