Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 8 October 2020

Here is the definitive list of Australian Gins with links to their makers which I update monthly, and my reviews which often include an interview with the distiller.

The links will take you to either their website, or a social media channel in case they don’t have a site up yet.

Note, this list does not include multiple gin releases from each distillery.

Gins of various standards have been produced in Australia for quite some while, and one of the earliest references to a commercial gin production is from 1926 from the Federal Distilleries in Port Melbourne (established in 1888 producing mainly whisky) who produced a gin called Crystal Court.

Today we’re living in the golden age of Australian craft gins with inspired use of local botanical  giving them a distinctly Aussie expression. There seems to be no sign of the boom slowing down and I’m adding new makers every two weeks!

If you know of any I’ve missed please get in touch.

Short Aussie Gin Tasting Notes

These are short insights into each year’s Gintonica Advent Calendar that feature 24 craft gins from around Australia, with links back to their respective websites, with my suggestions on how best to enjoy them.

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  1. 1770 Distillery, Queensland
  2. 1875 Gin – Wild River Mountain Distillery, North Queensland
  3. 2 Accents Gin, South Australia
  4. 21st Century Distillery, Victoria
  5. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  6. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia Read review here (Also see this Rakia review) 
  7. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  8. 708 Gin, Western Australia
  9. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania
  10. Achilles Gin, New South Wales
  11. Adams Distillery, Tasmania
  12. Adelaide Hills Distillery, South Australia
  13. Adelaide Gin, South Australia (Australian Distilling Co.)
  14. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  15. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  16. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  17. Antagonist Spirits, Victoria
  18. Ancient Wisdom Distillery, Victoria
  19. Anther Gin, Victoria (was Artemis Gin)
  20. Antipodes Gin Co, Read review here
  21. Animus Distillery, Victoria
  22. Apollo Bay Distillery, Victoria
  23. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  Read review here
  24. Archie Rose Distilling Company, New South Wales  read review of original release
  25. Art of Booze, Queensland
  26. Artemis Australia Spirits, New South Wales
  27. Autonomy Distillers, Victoria
  28. Baby Pink Gin, Victoria
  29. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  30. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  31. Bakery Hill Distillery, South Australia
  32. Banks and Solander Distillery, New South Wales
  33. Barking Owl Distilling Co, Victoria
  34. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  35. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  36. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  37. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  38. Battery Point Distillery, Tasmania
  39. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  40. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  41. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  42. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  43. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  44. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  45. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  46. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  47. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  48. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  49. Black Snake Distillery, New South Wales
  50. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  51. Blue Still,New South Wales
  52. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  53. Bombak Distillery, Western Australia
  54. Bondi Gin, New South Wales
  55. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  56. Brisbane Gin, Queensland (Australian Distilling Co.)
  57. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  58. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  59. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic + Alcoholic distilled spirits  read review here
  60. Brookie’s Gin, New South Wales
  61. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  62. Cape Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  63. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  64. Castle Glen, Queensland
  65. Cavu Distilling, Queensland
  66. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  67. Charlie’s of Darwin, (Darwin Distilling Co.) Northern Territory
  68. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  69. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  70. Cravate Noire London Dry Gin, New South Wales, made by Holdfast Distillery
  71. Critters Distillery, New South Wales
  72. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  73. Cuprum Distillery, Western Australia
  74. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  75. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  76. Death Gin, Victoria
  77. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  78. Devine Intervention Distillery, South Australia
  79. Distillery Botanica, New South Wales
  80. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  81. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  82. Dune Distilling Co, Western Australia
  83. Eastview Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  84. Earp Distillery, New South Wales
  85. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  86. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  87. Ester Spirits, New South Wales
  88. Finders Distillery, New South Wales
  89. Finesse Spirits, Queensland
  90. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  91. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  92. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  93. Four Winds Vineyard Gin, New South Wales
  94. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  95. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  96. Flowstate Brewers and Distillers, Victoria
  97. Garden Distillery, Victoria
  98. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  99. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  100. Gemini Gin Distilling Co, Victoria
  101. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  102. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  103. Gindu, Victoria
  104. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  105. Ginny Pig Distillery, South Australia
  106. Ginversity Gins (Margaret River Distillery), Western Australia
  107. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  108. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  109. Golden Lion Distillery, New South Wales
  110. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  111. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  112. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  113. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  114. Great Northern Distillery, Western Australia
  115. Growers Own,Tasmania
  116. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  117. Gundog Estate, New South Wales
  118. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  119. Haiver Spirits, Western Australia
  120. Hang10 Distillery, New South Wales
  121. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  122. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  123. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  124. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  125. Headland Distilling, New South Wales Read review here 
  126. Heathcote Gin, Victoria
  127. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  128. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  129. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  130. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  131. Hepburn Springs Distilling Co, Victoria
  132. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  133. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  134. Hold Fast Distillery, New South Wales
  135. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  136. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  137. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  138. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  139. Imbue Distillery,Victoria  read review here 
  140. Imbibis Artisan Spirits, Queensland
  141. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  142. Impression Bay Distillery, Tasmania
  143. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  144. Ironbark Distillery, New South Wales
  145. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  146. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales Read article about them here
  147. Jones and Smith Distillery, New South Wales
  148. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  149. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  150. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  151. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  152. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  153. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, South Australia
  154. Kings Cross Distillery, New South Wales
  155. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  156. Kollaras and Co, New South Wales
  157. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  158. Lark Distillery, Tasmania  read review here 
  159. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  160. Little Juniper Distilling, South Australia
  161. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  162. Little Things Gin, Western Australia
  163. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  164. LisaAndras Distillery, Perth, Western Australia
  165. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  166. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  167. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  168. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  169. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  170. Magpie Distilling, New South Wales
  171. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  172. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  173. Mary Monica Distillery, Victoria
  174. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  175. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  176. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  177. Melbourne Gin, Victoria
  178. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  179. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin, Victoria
  180. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  181. Metcalf Distilleries, Tasmania
  182. McRobert Distillery, Western Australia
  183. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  184. Mother’s Milk Gin, Victoria
  185. Moontide Distillery, Western Australia
  186. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  187. Moreton Distillery, Queensland
  188. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  189. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  190. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  191. Mrs Baker Still House, Victoria
  192. Mt. Uncle Distillery, Queensland, read review here
  193. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  194. Murphy’s Gin, Victoria
  195. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  196. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  197. Natural Distilling Company, Victoria
  198. Naught Gin, Victoria
  199. NeedlePin Spirits, New South Wales
  200. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  201. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  202. New Norfolk Distilling, Tasmania
  203. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  204. Newy Distillery, New South Wales
  205. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  206. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  207. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland (aka Fortune Distillery)
  208. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  209. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  210. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  211. OGS Distillery, Queensland
  212. OMG Distillery, Western Australia
  213. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  214. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  215. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  216. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  217. Otways Distillery, Victoria
  218. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  219. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  220. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  221. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  222. Pechey Distilling Co, Queensland
  223. Perth Gin, Western Australia (Australian Distilling Co.)
  224. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  225. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  226. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  227. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  228. Port Cygnet Distillery, Tasmania
  229. Pot and Still, South Australia
  230. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  231. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  232. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  233. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  234. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  235. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  236. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  237. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  238. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  239. Rocky Jones Spirits, Victoria
  240. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  241. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  242. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  243. Samuel Smith and Sons, South Australia
  244. Sandy Gray Whisky Company, Tasmania read review here
  245. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  246. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  247. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  248. Sheene Estate and Distillery, Tasmania
  249. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  250. Sinclair Distillery, South Australia
  251. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  252. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  253. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  254. Southarm Craft Distillery, Tasmania
  255. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  256. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  257. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  258. Spirit of Little Things Gin, Western Australia  website pending
  259. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  260. StableViews Distillery, Western Australia
  261. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  262. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  263. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  264. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  265. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  266. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  267. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  268. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  269. SumPoynt, South Australia
  270. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  271. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  272. Sunshine and Sons, Queensland
  273. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  274. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  275. Swiftcrest Distillery, Victoria
  276. Sydney Gin, New South Wales (Australian Distilling Co.)
  277. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  278. Tambourine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  279. Tas Saf Saffron, Growers Own Gin, Tasmania
  280. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  281. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  282. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  283. The Aisling Distillery, New South Wales
  284. The Bearded Chap Distilling Co, Queensland
  285. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  286. The Craft and Co Distillery, Melbourne
  287. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  288. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  289. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  290. The Story Gin, Victoria
  291. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  292. The Canna Co. Victoria
  293. The Garden Distillery, Victoria
  294. The Hoochery Distillery, Western Australia
  295. Threefold Distilling, South Australia
  296. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  297. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  298. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  299. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  300. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  301. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  302. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  303. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  304. Wee Jasper Distillery, New South Wales
  305. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  306. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  307. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  308. Whiteknuckle Distillery, Western Australia
  309. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  310. Wildflower Gin, Queensland
  311. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  312. Wildspirit Distilling Co, New South Wales
  313. Wild Wombats Spirits, Australia
  314. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  315. Winding Road Distilling Co, New South Wales
  316. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  317. Wise Wine, Western Australia
  318. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  319. Yack Creek Distillery, Victoria
  320. Young Henry’s, New South Wales read review here

32 thoughts on “Australian Gin Makers List”

  1. Hi great List!
    would have loved to hear aboutyour centenary Martini project before your event so we could of promoted from this side !

    we also have some great martini vodka’s which are popular with American vistors to our cellar door.

    Happy to work with you in the future or provide product for interesting projects.

    Soon releasing a second Gin so using a native rosemary so keep in touch.
    cheers

    Kangaroo Island Spirits
    Dirty Kis Martini

    1 shot (30 mls) Kis Samphire Vodka

    1 shot (30mls) Kis Wild Gin

    1 splash of Lillet blanc

    A few fresh Samphire sprigs (pickled will do) or Olives if easier

    Directions

    1. Rinse the glass with the lillet then place in freezer for 3 – 5 minutes.

    2. Fill a shaker with Vodka and Gin and ample ice . Cover and shake hard till well chilled.

    3. Remove martini glass from freezer. Strain contents of the shaker into the glass, garnish with Samphire sprigs or the olives and, and serve with a mysterious smile.

    We also have a vodka infused with Samphire, lime and pepper which works really well in a Margarita……especially the infused Samphire which really takes on the lime from the zest so makes a wonderful garnish in eiother the martini or margarita
    Kangaroo Island Spirits’s photo.(on our website http://www.kispirits.com.au/pages/kis-vodka-samphire)

    1. Hello Jon

      Thanks so very much on all counts- great to make the connection!

      I had the pleasure of enjoying your lovely gin just recently at a new bar here in Canberra, A.Baker, and was very impressed. When I was sourcing ingredients for the ‘Centini’ many of the Aussie gins were either hard to track down or not up to standard, and I didn’t come across yours on my searches alas. However, there was a subtext to the recipe with WA being represented through the gin, Victoria /Melbourne as the first capital via Maidenii vermouth and so forth.

      That said, I host regular soirees for Martini fans locally and I’ve very good relationships with local bars and we can certainly look at working together to introduce your products to a discerning and appreciative audience.

      For many people, it was the first time they knew there was Australian gin at all when I crafted the Centenary Martini cocktail, let along that there was quality products like yours. So I’m really happy to keep raising the awareness of it and help in a modest way to create larger market for you all.

      I love the recipe…thanks for sharing it… a big fan of Lillet blanc too!

      Cheers

      Phillip

  2. Great list (and one that I’ll be referring back to!).

    I found your website when looking for a review of Fossey’s Gin, of which I’ve just been given a bottle. I noticed you listed it as a NSW gin but it’s actually from Mildura in Victoria. I’m looking forward to cracking the bottle open.

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