Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 6 August 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. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  5. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  6. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia Read review here (Also see this Rakia review) 
  7. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania
  8. Achilles Gin, New South Wales
  9. Adams Distillery, Tasmania
  10. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  11. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  12. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  13. Antipodes Gin Co, Read review here
  14. Animus Distillery, Victoria
  15. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  Read review here
  16. Anther Gin, Victoria (was Artemis Gin)
  17. Archie Rose Distilling Company, New South Wales  read review of original release
  18. Art of Booze, Queensland
  19. Adelaide Hills Distillery, South Australia
  20. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  21. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  22. Bakery Hill Distillery, South Australia
  23. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  24. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  25. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  26. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  27. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  28. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  29. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  30. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  31. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  32. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  33. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  34. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  35. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  36. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  37. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  38. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  39. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  40. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic distilled spirit  read review here
  41. Blue Still,New South Wales
  42. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  43. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  44. Brookie’s Gin, Byron Bay, New South Wales
  45. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  46. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  47. Castle Glen, Queensland
  48. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  49. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  50. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  51. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  52. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  53. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  54. Death Gin, Victoria
  55. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  56. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  57. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  58. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  59. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  60. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  61. Ester Spirits, Sydney, New South Wales
  62. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  63. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  64. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  65. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  66. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  67. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  68. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  69. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  70. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  71. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  72. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  73. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  74. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  75. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  76. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  77. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  78. Growers Own,Tasmania
  79. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  80. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  81. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  82. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  83. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  84. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  85. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  86. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  87. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  88. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  89. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  90. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  91. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  92. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  93. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  94. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  95. Imbue Distillery,Victoria
  96. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  97. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  98. Ironbark Gin, New South Wales
  99. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  100. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  101. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  102. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  103. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  104. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  105. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  106. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin ,South Australia
  107. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  108. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  109. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  110. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  111. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  112. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  113. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  114. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  115. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  116. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  117. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  118. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  119. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  120. Margaret River Distillery, Western Australia
  121. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  122. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  123. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  124. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin
  125. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  126. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  127. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  128. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  129. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  130. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  131. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  132. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  133. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  134. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  135. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  136. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  137. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  138. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  139. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  140. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  141. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  142. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  143. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  144. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  145. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  146. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  147. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  148. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  149. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  150. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  151. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  152. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  153. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  154. Pot and Still, South Australia
  155. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  156. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  157. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  158. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  159. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  160. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  161. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  162. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  163. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  164. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  165. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  166. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  167. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  168. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  169. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  170. Sheene Estate, Tasmania
  171. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  172. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  173. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  174. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  175. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  176. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  177. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  178. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  179. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  180. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  181. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  182. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  183. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  184. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  185. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  186. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  187. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  188. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  189. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  190. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  191. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  192. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  193. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  194. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  195. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  196. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  197. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  198. The Story Gin, Victoria
  199. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  200. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  201. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  202. The Canna Co. Victoria
  203. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  204. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  205. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  206. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  207. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  208. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  209. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  210. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  211. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  212. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  213. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  214. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  215. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  216. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  217. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  218. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  219. 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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