Australian Gin Makers List

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

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    • 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

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  25. 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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