Established in 2020, Killara Distillery is owned and operated by Kristy Lark-Booth and is one of the few distilleries world-wide to be owned and operated by a female. Killara is a boutique distillery producing premium quality, hand crafted single malt whisky and other premium spirits (including very tasty Apothecary Gin!).
Each barrel of new-make whisky spirit is batch produced in the 600-litre copper pot still. With a strong focus on quality, all products are being made and bottled by hand. Killara Distillery strives to source all the ingredients locally as well as utilising the services other local businesses like the still maker and the cooper.
Kristy is a second-generation distiller and has over 18 years’ experience in the distilling industry having worked for many years at her parents’ business, Lark Distillery, as both the head distiller and general manager. During her time there, the whisky that Kristy produced has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. She has now decided to branch out on her own and continue the family tradition of producing hand crafted premium spirits in a friendly environment.
The distillery building is a simple building designed with a ‘form following function’ feel – a well-proportioned practical space. The more recent cellar door is also functional, simple and elegant with a charming aspect – overlooking lawns, plantings and the Coal River beyond.
In conjunction with Richmond 200, Open House Hobart is super excited to announce Open House Richmond. This special one-off event will be held on Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 February 2024, and will form part of an extensive program that celebrates Richmond’s bicentenary. Open House Hobart is an annual architecture program that opens some of Tasmania’s most unique buildings to the public, including private homes and historic buildings across lutruwita Tasmania. We acknowledge that Open House takes place on the land of the traditional owners of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pay respects to the palawa people, Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and to Elders - past, present and emerging.
For detail of the full Open House Richmond 2024 program, head to openhousehobart.org/richmond
Tickets are free but are also limited and in high demand – if you are unable to attend please cancel your ticket via booking link or contact the Open House Hobart team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free - Bookings required.
Killara is also open for tastings, 10am –4pm ($20pp) on Saturday 24 February.