Shene Distillery

Shene Estate is the ostentatious country residence of early colonialist Gamaliel Butler. Shene’s colourful past has direct links with King George III, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and World Heritage Sites.

Today, in addition to being a family home it is also home to the Shene Estate Distillery. The Kernke family privately conserves this historic site and are passionate about sharing the story of Shene Estate. 

Shene Estate Distillery are inspired by the process of alchemy. The never ceasing quest to create something rare and unique from the most humble of ingredients. It is this fixation with alchemy that has helped our Head Distiller Damian Mackey capture their handcrafted Poltergeist gin. It is dedicated to Gamaliel Butler and his vision for the country estate.

Shene Estate Distillery’s spirits are infused with new flavours and experiences, but preserve the essence of traditional distillation practices. They use only copper pot stills made by Tasmania’s own master still-maker Peter Bailly. The Shene Distillery is home to Tasmanian's largest copper pot still producing their single malt Mackey Whisky.

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