The Derwent Distillery is a small family owned business set up by Robbie and Emma Gilligan, on the banks of the Derwent River in Dromedary Tasmania. Robbie hails from Glasgow, Scotland and Emma is a home grown Tasmanian.
The name Derwent Distillery comes from one of the first legalised distilleries in Tasmania, originally set up on the banks of the Hobart Rivulet in South Hobart. Unfortunately, the distillery was never given the time to shine and in 1838 their doors shut. Emma and Robbie have chosen to resurrect the name and create a blend of old and new, suitably distilling on an acreage which sits on the banks of the River Derwent.
While searching for the perfect distillery location Robbie and Emma have been laying down a special selection of rare and unique, one off casks since 2016. Robbie distilled the spirit at Old Kempton Distillery and now they have over 40 barrels maturing which will be released over the next few years.