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As a nod to Kristy’s parents Bill & Lyn Lark who started the whisky industry in Australia back in 1992, Killara was named after the street where that first modern distillery was registered.

After over 150 years since the last distillery in Hobart closed its doors and shut off its stills, Killara is a continuation of Tasmania’s legacy of exceptional handcrafted creations.

Our untraditional 600 litre copper pot still, with the condenser being at the top rather than at the side, was specially designed and manufactured in Hobart thanks to Aircon Industries. Much like the one that stood outside my bedroom as I grew up, and eventually prompted me to join the family business all those years ago. This produces our signature smooth and distinct spirit that we can’t wait to share with you all.

We are committed to our community, as we will always strive to utilise locally sourced ingredients and partner with like minded small businesses.

About the owner

Kristy Lark-Booth is a second-generation distiller with over 18 years of experience in the distilling industry, having served as both head distiller and general manager at the highly acclaimed Lark Distillery.

During her time at Lark Distillery, the whisky Kristy produced won numerous industry awards, both nationally and internationally. Several years ago, she branched out on her own to continue the family tradition of producing products worthy of Tasmania’s rich legacy of exceptionally crafted spirits.

Today, Killara Distillery is a successful and well-established business, owned and operated by Kristy Lark-Booth, a second-generation Australian distiller.

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