Lark Distillery, Hobart

4.3
#3 of 17 in Breweries in Tasmania
Try Tasmania’s best single malt whiskeys and fruit liqueurs at Lark Distillery. The first licensed distillery in Tasmania, this site has been in operation since 1839. It now operates as a bar, store, and distillery all under one roof. Free tastings of the distillery’s finest liqueurs and spirits are available daily, but for a small fee you can also test their three renowned types of whiskeys. The distillery specializes in producing liqueurs with a distinctive taste of pepperberry, which is native to eastern Australian rain forests. Stop by for a live music performance, or contact the site ahead of time to receive a discount on drinks and guided tours of Tasmania’s emerging whiskey scene. With our international travel planner, Hobart attractions like Lark Distillery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Absolutely lovely, relaxed atmosphere to sample and enjoy world class whisky. Recommend by a local, frequented by locals and enjoyed by all. A welcoming bar with character and charm. Shame it shuts a ...  more »
  • This quaint bar in the CBD offers whiskey and gin flights for tasting. I loved both their gins and others in the group enjoyed the variety of whiskey flavours. Wine and other beverages also available....  more »
  • Recent visit on a cold and rainy day, after walking through Salamanca Markets. Lark's is within easy walking distance, so if you already have a great car park, just leave the car where it is and walk....  more »
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  • Chanced upon this place wandering around Hobart and went inside. The bar staff were happy to talk about what the place was and how it came to be, and knew a lot about the history of the distillery. I tried two lovely gins and had a look at some of the displays they have around the bar. Lovely place!
  • I love this place! I was able to taste three local and delicious whiskeys and then ask for another three to taste of a similar nature to compare. The staff here were so very very informative and helpful. They took time to explain the subtleties of the whiskey which made my tasting more of an experience than I expected. The room is cosy, warm and had a terrific ambience.
  • A great cellar door and whisky bar operation, with a wide range of Tasmanian and Scotch whisky for tasting and purchase. Also very good coffee. There is a lounge area in which to relax and quietly sip. Also outdoor tables and chairs if the weather is fine. There is live music some nights. They can also arrange tours of their distillery operation at Cambridge, which is very interesting and highly recommended.
  • Good atmosphere and expert staff. Little pricey but the gin is delicious and you get to feel classy as hell
  • A wonderful opportunity to learn about Tassie's single malts. The bartender knew his drinks and was able to match the consumer with the style that suited. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Great place to have a chat.

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