Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 12 June 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 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. Antagonist Spirits, Victoria
  17. Antipodes Gin Co, Read review here
  18. Animus Distillery, Victoria
  19. Apollo Bay Distillery, Victoria
  20. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  Read review here
  21. Anther Gin, Victoria (was Artemis Gin)
  22. Archie Rose Distilling Company, New South Wales  read review of original release
  23. Art of Booze, Queensland
  24. Artemis Australia Spirits, New South Wales
  25. Adelaide Hills Distillery, South Australia
  26. Baby Pink Gin, Victoria
  27. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  28. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  29. Bakery Hill Distillery, South Australia
  30. Banks and Solander Distillery, New South Wales
  31. Barking Owl Distilling Co, Victoria
  32. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  33. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  34. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  35. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  36. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  37. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  38. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  39. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  40. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  41. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  42. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  43. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  44. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  45. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  46. Black Snake Distillery, New South Wales
  47. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  48. Blue Still,New South Wales
  49. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  50. Bondi Gin, New South Wales
  51. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  52. Brisbane Gin, Queensland (Australian Distilling Co.)
  53. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  54. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  55. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic + Alcoholic distilled spirits  read review here
  56. Brookie’s Gin, New South Wales
  57. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  58. Cape Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  59. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  60. Castle Glen, Queensland
  61. Cavu Distilling, Queensland
  62. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  63. Charlie’s of Darwin, (Darwin Distilling Co.) Northern Territory
  64. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  65. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  66. Critters Distillery, New South Wales
  67. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  68. Cuprum Distillery, Western Australia
  69. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  70. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  71. Death Gin, Victoria
  72. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  73. Devine Intervention Distillery, South Australia
  74. Distillery Botanica, New South Wales
  75. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  76. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  77. Dune Distilling Co, Western Australia
  78. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  79. Earp Distillery, New South Wales
  80. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  81. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  82. Ester Spirits, New South Wales
  83. Finders Distillery, New South Wales
  84. Finesse Spirits, Queensland
  85. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  86. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  87. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  88. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  89. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  90. Flowstate Brewers and Distillers, Victoria
  91. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  92. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  93. Gemini Gin Distilling Co, Victoria
  94. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  95. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  96. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  97. Ginny Pig Distillery, South Australia
  98. Ginversity Gins (Margaret River Distillery), Western Australia
  99. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  100. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  101. Golden Lion Distillery, New South Wales
  102. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  103. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  104. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  105. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  106. Great Northern Distillery, Western Australia
  107. Growers Own,Tasmania
  108. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  109. Gundog Estate, New South Wales
  110. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  111. Haiver Spirits (Western Australia)
  112. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  113. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  114. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  115. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  116. Headland Distilling, New South Wales Read review here 
  117. Heathcote Gin, Victoria
  118. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  119. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  120. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  121. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  122. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  123. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  124. Hold Fast Distillery, New South Wales
  125. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  126. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  127. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  128. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  129. Imbue Distillery,Victoria  read review here 
  130. Imbibis Artisan Spirits, Queensland
  131. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  132. Impression Bay Distillery, Tasmania
  133. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  134. Ironbark Distillery, New South Wales
  135. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  136. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales Read article about them here
  137. Jones and Smith Distillery, New South Wales
  138. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  139. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  140. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  141. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  142. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  143. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, South Australia
  144. Kings Cross Distillery, New South Wales
  145. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  146. Kollaras and Co, New South Wales
  147. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  148. Lark Distillery, Tasmania  read review here 
  149. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  150. Little Juniper Distilling, South Australia
  151. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  152. Little Things Gin, Western Australia
  153. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  154. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  155. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  156. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  157. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  158. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  159. Magpie Distilling, New South Wales
  160. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  161. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  162. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  163. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  164. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  165. Melbourne Gin, Victoria
  166. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  167. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin, Victoria
  168. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  169. Metcalf Distilleries, Tasmania
  170. McRobert Distillery, Western Australia
  171. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  172. Mother’s Milk Gin, Victoria
  173. Moontide Distillery, Western Australia
  174. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  175. Moreton Distillery, Queensland
  176. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  177. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  178. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  179. Mt. Uncle Distillery, Queensland, read review here
  180. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  181. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  182. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  183. Natural Distilling Company, Victoria
  184. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  185. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  186. New Norfolk Distilling, Tasmania
  187. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  188. Newy Distillery, New South Wales
  189. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  190. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  191. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland (aka Fortune Distillery)
  192. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  193. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  194. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  195. OGS Distillery, Queensland
  196. OMG Distillery, Western Australia
  197. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  198. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  199. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  200. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  201. Otways Distillery, Victoria
  202. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  203. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  204. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  205. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  206. Perth Gin, Western Australia (Australian Distilling Co.)
  207. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  208. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  209. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  210. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  211. Port Cygnet Distillery, Tasmania
  212. Pot and Still, South Australia
  213. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  214. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  215. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  216. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  217. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  218. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  219. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  220. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  221. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  222. Rocky Jones Spirits, Victoria
  223. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  224. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  225. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  226. Samuel Smith and Sons, South Australia
  227. Sandy Gray Whisky Company, Tasmania read review here
  228. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  229. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  230. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  231. Sheene Estate and Distillery, Tasmania
  232. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  233. Sinclair Distillery, South Australia
  234. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  235. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  236. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  237. Southarm Craft Distillery, Tasmania
  238. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  239. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  240. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  241. Spirit of Little Things Gin, Western Australia  website pending
  242. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  243. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  244. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  245. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  246. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  247. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  248. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  249. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  250. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  251. SumPoynt, South Australia
  252. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  253. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  254. Sunshine and Sons, Queensland
  255. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  256. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  257. Swiftcrest Distillery, Victoria
  258. Sydney Gin, New South Wales (Australian Distilling Co.)
  259. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  260. Tambourine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  261. Tas Saf Saffron, Growers Own Gin, Tasmania
  262. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  263. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  264. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  265. The Aisling Distillery, New South Wales
  266. The Bearded Chap Distilling Co, Queensland
  267. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  268. The Craft and Co Distillery, Melbourne
  269. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  270. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  271. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  272. The Story Gin, Victoria
  273. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  274. The Canna Co. Victoria
  275. The Garden Distillery, Victoria
  276. The Hoochery Distillery, Western Australia
  277. Threefold Distilling, South Australia
  278. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  279. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  280. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  281. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  282. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  283. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  284. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  285. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  286. Wee Jasper Distillery, New South Wales
  287. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  288. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  289. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  290. Whiteknuckle Distillery, Western Australia
  291. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  292. Wildflower Gin, Queensland
  293. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  294. Wildspirit Distilling Co, New South Wales
  295. Wild Wombats Spirits, Australia
  296. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  297. Winding Road Distilling Co, New South Wales
  298. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  299. Wise Wine, Western Australia
  300. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  301. Yack Creek Distillery, Victoria
  302. 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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