Whisky Distillery Course

Learn how to set up and run your own whisky distillery

Old Kempton Distillery

Old Kempton Distillery


3 x 8 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $2,275

This three-day distillery course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime, giving you a chance to learn all about the essential equipment and processes required to open and operate a successful spirit distillation business.

Old Kempton Distillery is located in the 1840s mansion, Dysart House in the picturesque town of Kempton. It's full of history and amazing spirits. This course is ideal for you if you'd like to run your own distillery and need the know-how to get started!

Guided by distillery experts, you'll get a really close look at the entire process, learning about the coopering of barrels, brewing, distilling, barrelling, decanting, bottling and business. You'll also cover the use of water filtration, hot liquor heating, condenser and wash cooling systems, and the necessary cleaning regimes for all equipment.

Old Kempton Distillery is a small craft distillery and is not computerised, giving you a unique insight into the workings and mechanics of traditional distillation. Although whisky is the focus, gins, liqueurs and schnapps are also made on-site meaning that whatever you're interested in distilling, your teacher has the knowledge you need to begin your own distillery.

During your training you will assist in the customs approved method of measuring alcohol volumes, along with other important distillery tasks required by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

This course runs with a minimum of two and a maximum of eight people, keeping your learning as intimate as possible and allowing plenty of time for questions and discussion. You're welcome to take notes - there are no secrets at Old Kempton!

By the end of your course you'll have the knowledge you need to begin the process of setting up your own distillery and you'll be able to comfortably open and run your own business. It's time to become a distilling master!

Knowledge required
This course is designed to provide full training whether you are a beginner, just want some hands-on experience, or need to learn how to navigate the ATO and licensing paperwork of a distillery.
What you'll get
  • A three-day course designed to give you the knowledge you need to set up your own distillery.
  • An an Old Kempton Distillery glen cairn glass and a unique whisky gift to remind you of where your distilling journey started.
What to bring
  • A notepad to record lots of tips and information!
  • You'll need to arrange your own accommodation, as well as transport to and from the site (Old Kempton Distillery School recommends The Old Woolstore, located in Macquarie Street Hobart. A discounted rate available is available for students. To access this, quote Old Kempton Distillery School).
  • Please note that public transport does not travel to Kempton. Old Kempton Distillery School recommends Thrifty for transport if you require it.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 3 consecutive days.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Old Kempton Distillery is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Dysart House - Old Kempton Distillery, Main Street, Kempton TAS

Your teacher
Old Kempton Distillery
Old Kempton Distillery


Using Tasmanian barley and water to make smooth, caramel and spice single malts, this small craft distillery offers hands-on learning experiences, giving you a backstage pass into the intricate workings of a whisky distillery.

Located in an 1840s mansion in the picturesque town of Kempton, Old Kempton Distillery welcomes you to take a closer look into the fascinating process of creating spirits. Although whisky is the focus, Old Kempton also makes gins and liqueurs on-site, giving you a broad insight into the methods of distillation.

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