Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 1 December 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 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 Reviews

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

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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