The Untold Story

Why we distill the spirit of King Island

Our enjoyment lies in always inviting you to sip and savour our spirits made of King Island and keeps on giving you smiles.

King Island Distillery is the journey of a local woman, in her 30s, who is all about sharing the love of her home island and its pure distilled spirit, boldly establishing the tenth legal Tasmanian distillery on King Island in 2014. 

This Australian distillery stands out as one of the world's few; founded, owned and operated by a Native female, Heidi Weitjens (or rather Happy Heidi). 

Pioneering the King Island gin made with hand-foraged native beach botanicals that taste of the wild salt kissed roaring forties, is distilled in 30 bottle batches by Happy Heidi’s Copper Angels - a pair of custom-designed 55L pot stills that were expertly handcrafted for her in Hobart, Tasmania.

A signature range of artisanal spirits, liqueurs and cocktails, each handcrafted and bottled with its own authenticity, original recipe, fun story and flavour from inside the island's Manuka honey farm shed.

Every order is hand labelled and packed with 'Happy Heidi attitude at 40°S Latitude' posted with gratitude from our King Island Distillery Door direct to your door.

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King Island Gin

Distilled and crafted of King Island's hand foraged pure wild bounty.

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King Island Gin, Limoncello and Cocktails

We invite you to discover more at our distillery door on Racecourse Road, Currie King Island.

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Heidi is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable distiller. Generous tastings of the whole collection were on offer, including gin, whisky and other spirits. Free postage available for bulk purchases for those worries about luggage limits. The ruby grapefruit spirit was the stand out for me!

Emma Hobbs

A wonderful gin tasting with the owner / operator. Not a surprise that they have won several Best In Australia awards! And they have beautiful local honey from the many hives in the surrounding paddocks as you enter. Beautiful experience and beautiful business!

Madison Stroomer

We were visiting the island and looking for things to do when Heidi's distillery caught my eye.  We went by one afternoon and Heidi gave us a brief history of her distillery and a tasting of her offerings. You can tell Heidi puts a lot of love, care, and personalization into her products.

Lauren B

We really enjoyed our experience at King Island Distillery! Heidi and Shane were very friendly and shared some of their stories and experiments with us! Well worth a visit if you’re into vodka and gin 😀

Mark Dobson

Contact Us

0488 24 33 77

Distillery Door Artisan Spirits Tasting and Sales Open by arrangement

1 Racecourse Road,Currie, King Island, Tasmania