Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 18 April 2019

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.

Note, this list does not necessarily 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!

Short Reviews

Rating System

Where possible I review each of them for you in detail, including interviews of their distillers.  The ratings provided are of one of their range I’ve sampled, not a reflection of their entire range.

Meanwhile, for those I’ve tried there is a rating:

  1. Best used in Molotov cocktails only
  2. Either a work in progress, or best used in a mixed drink.
  3. Respectable and workmanlike-good for a great G+T or a gutsy Martini
  4. Martini-worthy in the elegant style
  5. World class premium Gin

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

  1. 2 Accents Gin, South Australia
  2. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  3. 1875 Gin – Wild River Mountain Distillery, North Queensland
  4. 1770 Distillery, Queensland
  5. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  6. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia  **** read review here (Also see this Rakia review) ****
  7. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania ****
  8. Adams Distillery, Tasmania ***.5
  9. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  10. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  11. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  12. Antipodes Gin Co,  Organic **** Read review here
  13. Animus Distillery, Victoria  ***
  14. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  *****  Read review here
  15. Anther Gin, Victoria *** (was Artemis Gin)
  16. Archie Rose Distilling Company, Sydney NSW  ***** read review of original release
  17. Art of Booze, Queensland
  18. Adelaide Hills Distillery, **** South Australia
  19. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  20. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  21. Bakery Hill Distillery,  South Australia ***
  22. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  23. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria *** / **** read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  24. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  25. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  26. BeGin Gin, Victoria **
  27. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  28. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  29. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  30. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  31. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory ****
  32. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  33. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  34. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia  ***** Read review here
  35. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  36. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  37. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholhic distilled spirit **** read review here
  38. Blue Still,New South Wales
  39. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland****  read review here + Navy Strength version
  40. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania ***
  41. Brookie’s Gin, Byron Bay, New South Wales
  42. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  43. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  44. Castle Glen, Queensland
  45. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  46. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  47. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  48. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  49. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  50. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  51. Death Gin, Victoria
  52. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  53. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  54. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales ****
  55. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  56. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  57. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria **** read review here  (several versions available)
  58. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  **** read review here + here ****
  59. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  60. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  61. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  62. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  63. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  64. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  65. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  66. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  67. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  68. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  69. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  70. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  ***  read review here
  71. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  72. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  73. Growers Own,Tasmania
  74. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  75. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  76. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  77. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  78. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  79. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  80. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  81. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  82. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  83. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  84. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  85. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) **
  86. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  87. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  88. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  89. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria (several versions available)
  90. Imbue Distillery ,Victoria
  91. Ink Gin, New South Wales ***
  92. Ironbark Gin, New South Wales ****
  93. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  94. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  95. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  ***.5 read review here
  96. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  97. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria ***
  98. Killara Distillery,Tasmania ****
  99. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  100. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin ,South Australia ****
  101. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  102. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania ***** (several versions available)
  103. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria ****  read review here for original release
  104. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  105. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  106. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  107. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  108. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia ****
  109. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  110. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  ****  (several versions available)
  111. Margaret River Distillery, Western Australia ****
  112. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania *****    read review here of original release
  113. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania **** read review here
  114. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria ***** read review here
  115. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin
  116. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia ****
  117. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  118. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin: *** read review here of original release
  119. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  120. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  121. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  122. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  123. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  124. Never Never Gin, South Australia ****
  125. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne***
  126. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  127. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  128. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  129. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  130. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  131. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.****
  132. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  133. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  134. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia *****
  135. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  136. Original Spirits Company, Victoria ***.5 read review here
  137. Ounce Gin, South Australia ***
  138. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria ***
  139. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria *****
  140. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  141. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  142. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  143. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales ***
  144. Pot and Still, South Australia
  145. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  146. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia **** read review here of their Bathtub gin
  147. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  148. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  149. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria ****
  150. Retiring Gin, Tasmania ***.5 (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  151. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  152. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  153. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  154. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  155. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland ***
  156. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here *** & Barrel aged ****
  157. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania***
  158. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  159. Sheene Estate, Tasmania ****
  160. Sin Gin, Western Australia ***
  161. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  162. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania- several versions ***/**** read review here
  163. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  164. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  165. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  166. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  167. Stone Pine Gin + Truffle Gin and others New South Wales **** read review here of original release
  168. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  169. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  170. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania ****
  171. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  172. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania*****
  173. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  174. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  ***** read review here of original release
  175. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  176. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  177. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  178. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  179. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  180. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  181. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania ****
  182. The Story Gin, Victoria
  183. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  184. The Canberra Distillery Canberra) *** read review here of original release
  185. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  186. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  187. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  188. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  189. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  190. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  191. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  192. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra **** read review here
  193. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  194. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  195. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  196. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here *****
  197. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here ****
  198. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  199. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  200. Young Henry’s, New South Wales read review here***
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30 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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