Callington Mill Distillery
6 Mill Lane, Oatlands
Sunday, Nov 12
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Architect: Unknown (1837), Cumulus Studio (2021)
Callington Mill in Oatlands was formerly the site of an illegal distillery, built and owned by publican John Vincent in 1837, who milled grain and produced bootleg whisky on the premises. The mill precinct consisted of the six-storey Lincolnshire tower mill, the piggery and barn, the granary and the miller’s hut. It appears that the mill ceased operating in 1892, and not long after the sails were removed for safety reasons.
The Mill reopened in 2010 after a significant restoration project and it became the only working example of a fully operational flour mill in the southern hemisphere, grinding locally sourced flour.
Today, the precinct is home to the Callington Mill and Distillery, currently the biggest whisky distillery in Tasmania. The new design cleverly balances the need to house the industrial manufacturing requirements of a working whisky distillery while providing the immersive visitor experience of a traditional cellar door.
Join the architects from Cumulus Studio for a guided tour through the history and re-development of the historical Callington Mill in Oatlands.
Tours: Sunday 12 November 2023, 11 am and 3 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)
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