Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 15 March 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 necessarily 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. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  3. 1875 Gin – Wild River Mountain Distillery, North Queensland
  4. 1770 Distillery, Queensland
  5. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  6. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia  **** read review here (Also see this Rakia review) ****
  7. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania ****
  8. Adams Distillery, Tasmania ***.5
  9. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  10. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  11. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  12. Antipodes Gin Co,  Organic **** Read review here
  13. Animus Distillery, Victoria  ***
  14. Applewood Distillery, South Australia  *****  Read review here
  15. Anther Gin, Victoria *** (was Artemis Gin)
  16. Archie Rose Distilling Company, Sydney NSW  ***** read review of original release
  17. Art of Booze, Queensland
  18. Adelaide Hills Distillery, **** South Australia
  19. Bakehouse Distillery, Tasmania
  20. Baker Williams, New South Wales
  21. Bakery Hill Distillery,  South Australia ***
  22. Barossa Distilling Company,  South Australia
  23. Bass and Flinders Gin, Victoria *** / **** read review here of their regular and  Monsoon versions 
  24. Bathtub Gin Company, Victoria
  25. Balcombe Dry Gin, Victoria
  26. BeGin Gin, Victoria **
  27. Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  28. Beach Box Gin, Victoria
  29. Bellarine Gin, Victoria
  30. Big Tree Distillery, Victoria
  31. Big River Distilling, Australian Capital Territory ****
  32. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  33. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  34. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia  ***** Read review here
  35. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  36. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  37. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholhic distilled spirit **** read review here
  38. Blue Still,New South Wales
  39. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland****  read review here + Navy Strength version
  40. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania ***
  41. Brookie’s Gin, Byron Bay, New South Wales
  42. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  43. Castle Glen, Queensland
  44. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  45. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  46. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  47. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  48. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  49. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  50. Death Gin, Victoria
  51. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  52. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales ****
  53. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  54. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria **** read review here  (several versions available)
  55. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  **** read review here + here ****
  56. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  57. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  58. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  59. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  60. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  61. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  62. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  63. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  64. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  65. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  66. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  67. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  ***  read review here
  68. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  69. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  70. Growers Own,Tasmania
  71. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  72. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  73. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  74. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  75. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  76. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  77. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  78. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  79. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  80. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  81. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  82. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) **
  83. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  84. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  85. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  86. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria (several versions available)
  87. Imbue Distillery ,Victoria
  88. Ink Gin, New South Wales ***
  89. Ironbark Gin, New South Wales ****
  90. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  91. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  92. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  ***.5 read review here
  93. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  94. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria ***
  95. Killara Distillery,Tasmania ****
  96. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  97. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin ,South Australia ****
  98. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  99. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania ***** (several versions available)
  100. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria ****  read review here for original release
  101. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  102. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  103. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  104. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  105. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia ****
  106. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  ****  (several versions available)
  107. Margaret River Distillery, Western Australia ****
  108. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania *****    read review here of original release
  109. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania **** read review here
  110. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria ***** read review here
  111. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin
  112. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia ****
  113. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  114. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin: *** read review here of original release
  115. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  116. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  117. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  118. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  119. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  120. Never Never Gin, South Australia ****
  121. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne***
  122. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  123. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  124. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  125. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  126. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  127. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.****
  128. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  129. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  130. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia *****
  131. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  132. Original Spirits Company, Victoria ***.5 read review here
  133. Ounce Gin, South Australia ***
  134. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria ***
  135. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria *****
  136. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  137. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  138. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  139. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales ***
  140. Pot and Still, South Australia
  141. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  142. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia **** read review here of their Bathtub gin
  143. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  144. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  145. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria ****
  146. Retiring Gin, Tasmania ***.5 (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  147. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  148. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  149. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  150. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  151. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland ***
  152. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here *** & Barrel aged ****
  153. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania***
  154. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  155. Sheene Estate, Tasmania ****
  156. Sin Gin, Western Australia ***
  157. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania- several versions ***/**** read review here
  158. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  159. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  160. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  161. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  162. Stone Pine Gin + Truffle Gin and others New South Wales **** read review here of original release
  163. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  164. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  165. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania ****
  166. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  167. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania*****
  168. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  169. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  ***** read review here of original release
  170. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  171. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  172. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  173. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  174. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  175. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania ****
  176. The Story Gin, Victoria
  177. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  178. The Canberra Distillery Canberra) *** read review here of original release
  179. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  180. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  181. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  182. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  183. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  184. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  185. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  186. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra **** read review here
  187. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  188. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  189. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  190. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here *****
  191. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here ****
  192. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  193. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  194. 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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