Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 9 September 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. Banks and Solander Distillery, New South Wales
  24. Barking Owl Distilling Co, Victoria
  25. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  26. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  27. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  28. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  29. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  30. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  31. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  32. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  33. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  34. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  35. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  36. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  37. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  38. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  39. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  40. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  41. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  42. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic distilled spirit  read review here
  43. Blue Still,New South Wales
  44. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  45. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  46. Brookie’s Gin, New South Wales
  47. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  48. Cape Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  49. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  50. Castle Glen, Queensland
  51. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  52. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  53. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  54. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  55. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  56. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  57. Death Gin, Victoria
  58. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  59. Devine Intervention Distillery, South Australia
  60. Distillery Botanica, New South Wales
  61. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  62. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  63. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  64. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  65. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  66. Ester Spirits, Sydney, New South Wales
  67. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  68. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  69. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  70. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  71. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  72. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  73. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  74. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  75. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  76. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  77. Ginversity Gins (Margaret River Distillery), Western Australia
  78. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  79. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  80. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  81. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  82. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  83. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  84. Growers Own,Tasmania
  85. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  86. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  87. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  88. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  89. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  90. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  91. Headland Distilling, New South Wales
  92. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  93. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  94. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  95. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  96. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  97. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  98. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  99. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  100. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  101. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  102. Imbue Distillery,Victoria
  103. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  104. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  105. Ironbark Distillery, New South Wales
  106. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  107. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  108. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  109. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  110. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  111. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  112. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  113. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, South Australia
  114. Kings Cross Distillery, New South Wales
  115. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  116. Kollaras and Co, New South Wales
  117. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  118. Lark Distillery, Tasmania  read review here 
  119. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  120. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  121. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  122. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  123. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  124. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  125. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  126. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  127. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  128. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  129. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  130. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  131. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  132. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  133. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin, Victoria
  134. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  135. McRobert Distillery, Western Australia
  136. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  137. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  138. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  139. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  140. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  141. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  142. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  143. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  144. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  145. New Norfolk Distilling, Tasmania
  146. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  147. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  148. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  149. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  150. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  151. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  152. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  153. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  154. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  155. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  156. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  157. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  158. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  159. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  160. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  161. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  162. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  163. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  164. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  165. Pot and Still, South Australia
  166. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  167. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  168. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  169. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  170. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  171. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  172. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  173. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  174. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  175. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  176. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  177. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  178. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  179. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  180. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  181. Sheene Estate and Distillery, Tasmania
  182. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  183. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  184. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  185. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  186. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  187. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  188. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  189. Spirit of Little Things Gin, Western Australia  website pending
  190. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  191. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  192. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  193. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  194. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  195. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  196. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  197. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  198. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  199. SumPoynt, South Australia
  200. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  201. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  202. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  203. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  204. Tambourine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  205. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  206. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  207. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  208. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  209. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  210. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  211. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  212. The Story Gin, Victoria
  213. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  214. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  215. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  216. The Canna Co. Victoria
  217. The Garden Distillery, Victoria
  218. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  219. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  220. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  221. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  222. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  223. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  224. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  225. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  226. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  227. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  228. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  229. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  230. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  231. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  232. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  233. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  234. 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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