Australian Gin Makers List

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