The Adams Team

Adam Pinkard


Adam found a passion for the whisky industry during a holiday in Scotland with his father in 2013. On returning home to Tasmania, he made it his new goal to open a Tasmanian whisky distillery. Shortly into the venture, he turned to his friend Adam Saunders to help solidify the dream with that partnership producing award-winning Tasmanian single malt whisky.

Adam a former full-time paramedic of 13 years, has enjoyed representing Australia in powerlifting holding several national and international records. Adam played American football and track in the USA while attending college.

Adam Saunders


Adam Saunders co-founded the Adams venture in 2014 to transform a whisky dream into a working single malt distillery. His skill and experience as a master builder are reflected in both the new distillery building and visitor centre. And Adam’s attention to detail is evident in the quality of the spirits produced.

Adam has two daughters and a wife, who have supported him through the ups and downs of an ambitious and time-hungry venture. Adam enjoys improving his home and travelling when he can.

Efren Jamieson

Sales Manager

Efren grew up in Tasmania and has a passion for whisky, gin, and fine wine. Efren brings to the Adams team extensive experience gained in working with independent groups, national accounts, bars restaurants, and clubs across the state of Victoria.

Lauren Hawkins


Lauren joined the Adams team in 2021 with over a decade of experience working in the hospitality and liquor industry in Tasmania. She is passionate about music and events, and now she is responsible for bringing our cellar door and events space to life.

You will also see Lauren at our whisky and gin show stand across Australia.



James is one of our friendly Cellar Door team members. He is passionate about events, a lover of gin, a whisky curious, and enjoys experimenting behind the Adams bar. Originally from Victoria, James brings his extensive hospitality experience and spirit knowledge to our front of house.


Cellar Door/Events

Conall joined the Cellar Door team this year. Being a performer and having a keen interest in spirits you'll find Conall at our front of house. He is excited to showcase Adams Distillery’s premium spirits to visitors and be a part of the fast-growing business.