Waverley Distillery is located on Alma Road in Orford on the picturesque East Coast of Tasmania overlooking the amazing Maria Island, Mercury Passage and the Tasman Sea.
Come and visit the cellar door and try the amazing range of gins. Waverley Distillery produces the highest quality handcrafted gin from the cleanest Tasmanian products, including our Rhubarb and Cherry gins.
Our love for the finest and best gin available drives us to produce our small batch Assyrian Rhubarb Gin. Mr C.S. Agnew started a horse stud as part of the Waverley property operations. The horse stud was very successful with a particular horse The Assyrian, purchased after winning the Melbourne Cup in 1882.
The Assyrian is buried today on the property in the paddock where the Rhubarb for the Waverley Gin is grown. The gravestone is erected in the paddock and reflects the rich history of the Agnew family, now instilled into the robust flavours of our Rhubarb Gin. The black with white dots are the distinctive racing colours of Waverley.
Waverley Distillery brand originates from the property “Waverley” Near Oatlands, which was purchased in 1878 by the impending Premier of Tasmania Sir J.W. Agnew for his son Mr C.S. Agnew. C.S Agnew’s Great, Great Grandson Michael Agnew and his Wife Fiona are the founders of the Waverley Distillery.