Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 31 January 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

  • 24 Australian Gins included in the 2017 Gintonica Advent Calendar – please see my article here.
  • 24 Australian Gins included in the 2018 Gintonica Advent Calendar – please see my article here
  • 24 Australian Gins included in the 2019 Gintonica Advent Calendar –read the notes here

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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. Artemis Australia Spirits, New South Wales
  23. Adelaide Hills Distillery, South Australia
  24. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  25. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  26. Bakery Hill Distillery, South Australia
  27. Banks and Solander Distillery, New South Wales
  28. Barking Owl Distilling Co, Victoria
  29. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  30. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  31. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  32. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  33. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  34. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  35. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  36. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  37. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  38. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  39. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  40. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  41. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  42. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  43. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  44. Blue Still,New South Wales
  45. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  46. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  47. Brisbane Gin, Queensland (Australian Distilling Co.)
  48. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  49. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  50. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic + Alcoholic distilled spirits  read review here
  51. Brookie’s Gin, New South Wales
  52. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  53. Cape Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  54. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  55. Castle Glen, Queensland
  56. Cavu Distilling, Queensland
  57. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  58. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  59. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  60. Critters Distillery, New South Wales
  61. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  62. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  63. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  64. Death Gin, Victoria
  65. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  66. Devine Intervention Distillery, South Australia
  67. Distillery Botanica, New South Wales
  68. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  69. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  70. Dune Distilling Co, Western Australia
  71. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  72. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  73. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  74. Ester Spirits, New South Wales
  75. Finders Distillery, New South Wales
  76. Finesse Spirits, Queensland
  77. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  78. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  79. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  80. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  81. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  82. Flowstate Brewers and Distillers, Victoria
  83. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  84. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  85. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  86. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  87. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  88. Ginversity Gins (Margaret River Distillery), Western Australia
  89. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  90. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  91. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  92. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  93. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  94. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  95. Great Northern Distillery, Western Australia
  96. Growers Own,Tasmania
  97. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  98. Gundog Estate, New South Wales
  99. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  100. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  101. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  102. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  103. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  104. Headland Distilling, New South Wales
  105. Heathcote Gin, Victoria
  106. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  107. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  108. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  109. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  110. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  111. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  112. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  113. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  114. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  115. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  116. Imbue Distillery,Victoria
  117. Imbibis Artisan Spirits, Queensland
  118. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  119. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  120. Ironbark Distillery, New South Wales
  121. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  122. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  123. Jones and Smith Distillery, New South Wales
  124. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  125. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  126. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  127. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  128. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  129. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, South Australia
  130. Kings Cross Distillery, New South Wales
  131. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  132. Kollaras and Co, New South Wales
  133. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  134. Lark Distillery, Tasmania  read review here 
  135. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  136. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  137. Little Things Gin, Western Australia
  138. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  139. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  140. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  141. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  142. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  143. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  144. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  145. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  146. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  147. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  148. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  149. Melbourne Gin, Victoria
  150. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  151. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin, Victoria
  152. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  153. McRobert Distillery, Western Australia
  154. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  155. Mother’s Milk Gin, Victoria
  156. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  157. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  158. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  159. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  160. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  161. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  162. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  163. Natural Distilling Company, Victoria
  164. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  165. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  166. New Norfolk Distilling, Tasmania
  167. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  168. Newy Distillery, New South Wales
  169. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  170. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  171. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland (aka Fortune Distillery)
  172. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  173. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  174. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  175. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  176. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  177. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  178. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  179. Otways Distillery, Victoria
  180. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  181. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  182. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  183. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  184. Perth Gin, Western Australia (Australian Distilling Co.)
  185. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  186. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  187. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  188. Port Cygnet Distillery, Tasmania
  189. Pot and Still, South Australia
  190. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  191. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  192. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  193. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  194. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  195. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  196. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  197. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  198. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  199. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  200. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  201. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  202. Samuel Smith and Sons, South Australia
  203. Sandy Gray Whisky Company, Tasmania
  204. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  205. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  206. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  207. Sheene Estate and Distillery, Tasmania
  208. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  209. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  210. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  211. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  212. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  213. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  214. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  215. Spirit of Little Things Gin, Western Australia  website pending
  216. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  217. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  218. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  219. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  220. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  221. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  222. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  223. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  224. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  225. SumPoynt, South Australia
  226. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  227. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  228. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  229. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  230. Swiftcrest Distillery, Victoria
  231. Sydney Gin, New South Wales (Australian Distilling Co.)
  232. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  233. Tambourine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  234. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  235. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  236. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  237. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  238. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  239. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  240. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  241. The Story Gin, Victoria
  242. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  243. The Canna Co. Victoria
  244. The Garden Distillery, Victoria
  245. Threefold Distilling, South Australia
  246. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  247. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  248. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  249. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  250. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  251. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  252. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  253. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  254. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  255. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  256. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  257. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  258. Wildflower Gin, Queensland
  259. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  260. Wildspirit Distilling Co, New South Wales
  261. Wild Wombats Spirits, Australia
  262. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  263. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  264. Wise Wine, Western Australia
  265. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  266. Yack Creek Distillery, New South Wales
  267. 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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