The name Killara is a nod to my parents, Bill & Lyn Lark who started the whisky industry in Australia back in 1992. Killara is the name of the street where that first modern distillery was registered over 150 years after the last distillery in Hobart closed its doors and shut off its stills.
The still I have chosen is similar to the one that stood outside my bedroom as I grew up and prompted me to join the family business all those years ago. My 600 litre copper pot still was made in Hobart by Aircon Industries in a traditional, but not usual shape, with the condenser being at the top of the still rather than at the side. This produces a smooth distinct spirit that I can’t wait to share with you all.
About the Owner
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.