Hand crafted spirits of distinction

Kilderkin Distillery Ballarat - Hand crafted spirits of distinction

At Kilderkin Distillery our focus is on the very best premium gin and whisky. We are dedicated, passionate purists, that have been dreaming about and planning our distillery for a long time. Our stills are designed for lightness of spirit, to produce a smooth and clean drink. Our gins are beautiful neat, on ice or with your favourite mixer. We believe it is possible to design the perfect gin for all occasions.

Kilderkin Distillery Ballarat - Hand crafted spirits of distinction

The name for our distillery is from a small oak barrel or cask, traditionally for ale or spirits, of 18 Imperial Gallons which is a metric equivalent of 81.8 litres. We believe that this size barrel will produce mature spirits of exceptional character.

Kilderkin Distillery Ballarat - Hand crafted spirits of distinction

Kilderkin Distillery

At Kilderkin Distillery our focus is on producing high quality craft spirits. We began by commissioning Peter Bailly, a highly regarded still maker from Knapp Lewer Contracting in Hobart, to manufacture two pot stills to our specifications.

The still designs incorporate specific features to ensure we have clean distilled spirits both for gin and for whisky. This means we can live our dream to produce high quality spirits that will be enjoyed by everyone, including those with a preference for drinking their spirits neat, as well as those who like to add their favourite mixers.

Chris Pratt & Scott Wilson Browne - Kilderkin Distillery

Chris Pratt & Scott Wilson Browne - Kilderkin Distillery

Our Story

When a brewer called Scott with a passion for fine craft beer and spirits, met a Scot called Chris with a lifelong interest in distilling, they decided that it was time to fulfill their ambition. Kilderkin Distillery was born in 2016 after many years of dreams, followed by careful planning.

Located in the historical city of Ballarat, a city with a long history of distilling, both illicit and licit, Kilderkin Distillery is the first distillery in the region since the 1930s, the decade that saw the closure of Warrenheip Distillery, the first distillery in the colony of Victoria and well-known in its day for distilling gin and whisky.

Handcrafted spirits of distinction by Kilderkin Distillery

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Our signature gins are a Scoundrel, a London Dry Gin and THE Larrikin, an Australian Gin. Both are infused with juniper, coriander and a range of carefully selected botanicals. We also have THE Buccaneer, a navy strength gin at 57% abv and from time to time make available  special limited editions of barrel-aged gins, each of which is unique taking on some of the barrel characteristics.

We currently have spirit ageing in kilderkin barrels. After much consideration we selected these barrels to ensure timely ageing of our whisky taking account of the temperature changes across each year that impact on flavour. We expect our first whiskies to be available in late 2019 or early 2020.

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We invite you to come along to the distillery at 11A Michaels Drive in Ballarat to discover and taste our fine spirits along with the opportunity to check out the stills. As we are co-located with Red Duck Brewery, well known for its range of excellent beers, there is also the opportunity to enjoy some beer.


Our cellar door, which we are fortunate to share with Red Duck Brewery, is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Please note the Cellar Door will be closed on 25th, 26th and 27th December 2018 and on 1st January 2019.  Normal opening hours will operate on all other days.

We serve Larrikin Gin tasting flights, gin and mixer drinks, beer tasting paddles, and the full range of Red Duck beers.


Visit Kilderkin Distillery:
11A Michaels Drive, Alfredton Ballarat, VIC 3350
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For all enquiries phone Chris
0424 791 790 or 03 5332 0723


We offer guided tours of
the distillery for small groups.

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Radio National Country Breakfast Interview as broadcast 2nd December 2018

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