Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 2 April 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. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  Read review here
  20. Anther Gin, Victoria (was Artemis Gin)
  21. Archie Rose Distilling Company, New South Wales  read review of original release
  22. Art of Booze, Queensland
  23. Artemis Australia Spirits, New South Wales
  24. Adelaide Hills Distillery, South Australia
  25. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  26. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  27. Bakery Hill Distillery, South Australia
  28. Banks and Solander Distillery, New South Wales
  29. Barking Owl Distilling Co, Victoria
  30. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  31. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  32. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  33. Bathurst Grange Distillery, New South Wales
  34. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  35. BeGin Gin, Victoria
  36. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  37. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  38. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  39. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  40. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory
  41. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  42. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  43. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  44. Black Snake Distillery, New South Wales
  45. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  46. Blue Still,New South Wales
  47. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  48. Bondi Gin, New South Wales
  49. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  50. Brisbane Gin, Queensland (Australian Distilling Co.)
  51. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  52. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  53. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic + Alcoholic distilled spirits  read review here
  54. Brookie’s Gin, New South Wales
  55. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  56. Cape Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  57. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  58. Castle Glen, Queensland
  59. Cavu Distilling, Queensland
  60. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  61. Charlie’s of Darwin, (Darwin Distilling Co.) Northern Territory
  62. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  63. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  64. Critters Distillery, New South Wales
  65. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  66. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  67. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  68. Death Gin, Victoria
  69. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  70. Devine Intervention Distillery, South Australia
  71. Distillery Botanica, New South Wales
  72. Drops of Juniper, Melbourne, Victoria
  73. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  74. Dune Distilling Co, Western Australia
  75. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  76. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  77. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  78. Ester Spirits, New South Wales
  79. Finders Distillery, New South Wales
  80. Finesse Spirits, Queensland
  81. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  82. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  83. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  84. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  85. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  86. Flowstate Brewers and Distillers, Victoria
  87. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  88. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  89. Gemini Gin Distilling Co, Victoria
  90. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  91. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  92. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  93. Ginny Pig Distillery, South Australia
  94. Ginversity Gins (Margaret River Distillery), Western Australia
  95. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  96. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  97. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  98. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  99. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  100. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  101. Great Northern Distillery, Western Australia
  102. Growers Own,Tasmania
  103. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  104. Gundog Estate, New South Wales
  105. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  106. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  107. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  108. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  109. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  110. Headland Distilling, New South Wales Read review here 
  111. Heathcote Gin, Victoria
  112. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  113. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  114. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  115. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  116. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  117. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  118. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  119. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  120. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  121. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  122. Imbue Distillery,Victoria
  123. Imbibis Artisan Spirits, Queensland
  124. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  125. Impression Bay Distillery, Tasmania
  126. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  127. Ironbark Distillery, New South Wales
  128. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  129. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales Read article about them here
  130. Jones and Smith Distillery, New South Wales
  131. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  132. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  133. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  134. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  135. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  136. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, South Australia
  137. Kings Cross Distillery, New South Wales
  138. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  139. Kollaras and Co, New South Wales
  140. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  141. Lark Distillery, Tasmania  read review here 
  142. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  143. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  144. Little Things Gin, Western Australia
  145. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  146. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  147. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  148. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co, Lord Howe Island
  149. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  150. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  151. Magpie Distilling, New South Wales
  152. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  153. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  154. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  155. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  156. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  157. Melbourne Gin, Victoria
  158. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  159. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin, Victoria
  160. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  161. McRobert Distillery, Western Australia
  162. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  163. Mother’s Milk Gin, Victoria
  164. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  165. Moreton Distillery, Queensland
  166. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  167. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  168. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  169. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  170. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  171. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  172. Natural Distilling Company, Victoria
  173. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  174. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  175. New Norfolk Distilling, Tasmania
  176. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  177. Newy Distillery, New South Wales
  178. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  179. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  180. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland (aka Fortune Distillery)
  181. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  182. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  183. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  184. OGS Distillery, Queensland
  185. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  186. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  187. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  188. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  189. Otways Distillery, Victoria
  190. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  191. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  192. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  193. Parrot Distilling Co, New South Wales
  194. Perth Gin, Western Australia (Australian Distilling Co.)
  195. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  196. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  197. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  198. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  199. Port Cygnet Distillery, Tasmania
  200. Pot and Still, South Australia
  201. Pomona Distilling Co, Queensland
  202. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  203. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  204. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  205. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  206. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  207. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  208. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  209. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  210. Rocky Jones Spirits, Victoria
  211. Rochfort Distillery, South Australia
  212. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  213. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  214. Samuel Smith and Sons, South Australia
  215. Sandy Gray Whisky Company, Tasmania read review here
  216. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  217. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  218. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  219. Sheene Estate and Distillery, Tasmania
  220. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  221. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  222. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  223. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  224. Southarm Craft Distillery, Tasmania
  225. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  226. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  227. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  228. Spirit of Little Things Gin, Western Australia  website pending
  229. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  230. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  231. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  232. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  233. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  234. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  235. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  236. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  237. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  238. SumPoynt, South Australia
  239. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  240. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  241. Sunshine and Sons, Queensland
  242. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  243. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  244. Swiftcrest Distillery, Victoria
  245. Sydney Gin, New South Wales (Australian Distilling Co.)
  246. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  247. Tambourine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  248. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  249. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  250. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  251. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  252. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  253. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  254. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  255. The Story Gin, Victoria
  256. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  257. The Canna Co. Victoria
  258. The Garden Distillery, Victoria
  259. Threefold Distilling, South Australia
  260. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  261. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  262. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  263. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  264. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  265. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  266. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  267. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  268. Wolf Lane Distillery, North Queensland
  269. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  270. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  271. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  272. Wildflower Gin, Queensland
  273. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  274. Wildspirit Distilling Co, New South Wales
  275. Wild Wombats Spirits, Australia
  276. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  277. Winding Road Distilling Co, New South Wales
  278. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  279. Wise Wine, Western Australia
  280. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  281. Yack Creek Distillery, New South Wales
  282. 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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