Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 12 May 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!

Short Reviews

Rating System

Where possible I review each of them for you in detail, including interviews of their distillers.  The ratings provided are of one of their range I’ve sampled, not a reflection of their entire range.

Meanwhile, for those I’ve tried there is a rating:

  1. Best used in Molotov cocktails only
  2. Either a work in progress, or best used in a mixed drink.
  3. Respectable and workmanlike-good for a great G+T or a gutsy Martini
  4. Martini-worthy in the elegant style
  5. World class premium Gin

If you know of any I’ve missed please get in touch.

  1. 2 Accents Gin, South Australia
  2. Achilles Gin, New South Wales
  3. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  4. 1875 Gin – Wild River Mountain Distillery, North Queensland
  5. 1770 Distillery, Queensland
  6. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  7. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia  **** read review here (Also see this Rakia review) ****
  8. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania ****
  9. Adams Distillery, Tasmania ***.5
  10. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  11. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  12. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  13. Antipodes Gin Co,  Organic **** 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, Sydney NSW  ***** 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. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  35. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  36. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia  ***** Read review here
  37. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  38. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  39. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholhic distilled spirit **** read review here
  40. Blue Still,New South Wales
  41. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland****  read review here + Navy Strength version
  42. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania ***
  43. Brookie’s Gin, Byron Bay, New South Wales
  44. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  45. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  46. Castle Glen, Queensland
  47. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  48. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  49. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  50. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  51. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  52. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  53. Death Gin, Victoria ***
  54. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  55. Durand Distillery, South Australia ****
  56. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales ****
  57. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  58. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  59. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria **** read review here  (several versions available)
  60. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  **** read review here + here ****
  61. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  62. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  63. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  64. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  65. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  66. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  67. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  68. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  69. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  70. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  71. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  72. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  ***  read review here
  73. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  74. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  75. Growers Own,Tasmania
  76. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  77. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  78. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  79. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  80. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  81. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  82. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  83. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  84. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  85. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  86. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  87. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) **
  88. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  89. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  90. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  91. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria (several versions available)
  92. Imbue Distillery ,Victoria ***
  93. Ink Gin, New South Wales ***
  94. Ironbark Gin, New South Wales ****
  95. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  96. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  97. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  ***.5 read review here
  98. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  99. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria ***
  100. Killara Distillery,Tasmania ****
  101. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  102. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin ,South Australia ****
  103. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania ***
  104. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  105. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania ***** (several versions available)
  106. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  107. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  108. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria ****  read review here for original release
  109. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  110. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  111. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  112. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia ****
  113. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  114. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  ****  (several versions available)
  115. Margaret River Distillery, Western Australia ****
  116. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania *****    read review here of original release
  117. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania **** read review here
  118. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria ***** read review here
  119. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin
  120. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia ****
  121. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  122. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin: *** read review here of original release
  123. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  124. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  125. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  126. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  127. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  128. Never Never Gin, South Australia ****
  129. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne***
  130. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  131. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  132. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  133. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  134. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  135. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.****
  136. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  137. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  138. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  139. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia *****
  140. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  141. Original Spirits Company, Victoria ***.5 read review here
  142. Ounce Gin, South Australia ***
  143. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria ***
  144. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria *****
  145. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  146. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  147. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  148. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales ***
  149. Pot and Still, South Australia
  150. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  151. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia **** read review here of their Bathtub gin
  152. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  153. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  154. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria ****
  155. Retiring Gin, Tasmania ***.5 (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  156. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  157. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  158. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  159. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  160. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland ***
  161. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here *** & Barrel aged ****
  162. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania***
  163. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  164. Sheene Estate, Tasmania ****
  165. Sin Gin, Western Australia ***
  166. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  167. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania- several versions ***/**** read review here
  168. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  169. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  170. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  171. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  172. Stone Pine Gin + Truffle Gin and others New South Wales **** read review here of original release
  173. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  174. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  175. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania ****
  176. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  177. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania*****
  178. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria **
  179. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  ***** read review here of original release
  180. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  181. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  182. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  183. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  184. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  185. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  186. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania ****
  187. The Story Gin, Victoria
  188. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  189. The Canberra Distillery Canberra) *** read review here of original release
  190. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  191. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  192. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  193. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  194. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  195. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  196. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  197. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra **** read review here
  198. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  199. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  200. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  201. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here *****
  202. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here ****
  203. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  204. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  205. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  206. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  207. 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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