Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 13 July 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!

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

Short Reviews

—–

  1. 1770 Distillery, Queensland
  2. 1875 Gin – Wild River Mountain Distillery, North Queensland
  3. 2 Accents Gin, South Australia
  4. 23rd Street Distillery, South Australia
  5. 5 Nines Distilling Gin, South Australia
  6. 36S Blood Orange Gin, South Australia Read review here (Also see this Rakia review) 
  7. Abel Gin Company, Tasmania
  8. Achilles Gin, New South Wales
  9. Adams Distillery, Tasmania
  10. Alchemy Distillery, Victoria
  11. ALTD Spirits, New South Wales Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
  12. Ambleside Distillers, South Australia
  13. Antipodes Gin Co, 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, New South Wales  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. Billson’s Beachworth Dry Gin, Victoria
  35. Blend Etiquette, South Australia
  36. Black Cat Gin, South Australia
  37. Blind Tiger Gin, South Australia read review here
  38. Boatrocker Brewing Co, Victoria
  39. Brogan’s Way Distillery, Victoria
  40. Brunswick Aces, Victoria Non-Alcholic distilled spirit  read review here
  41. Blue Still,New South Wales
  42. Botanic Australis Gin, North Queensland read review here
  43. Brocken Spectre Gin, for Tonic Tasmania
  44. Brookie’s Gin, Byron Bay, New South Wales
  45. Buffalo Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
  46. Captain Bligh’s Brewery, Tasmania
  47. Castle Glen, Queensland
  48. Cedar Fox Distillery, Victoria
  49. Chief’s Son Distillery Victoria no website yet
  50. Copperwave Gin, New South Wales
  51. Cloudy Lobo Ciders,South Australia
  52. Darby Norris Distillery, Tasmania
  53. Dead Governors Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  54. Death Gin, Victoria
  55. Demoiselle Distillery, New South Wales
  56. Durand Distillery, South Australia
  57. East view Estate, (aka Dodson’s Gin) New South Wales
  58. Echuca Distillery, Victoria
  59. Encounter Coast Spirits, South Australia
  60. Ester Spirits, Sydney, New South Wales
  61. Four Pillars Gin Healesville, Victoria read review here 
  62. Forty Spotted Gin, Tasmania  read review here + here 
  63. Fossey’s Gin, Victoria
  64. Flinders Peak Winery and Distillery, Queensland
  65. Flinders Island Distillery, Tasmania
  66. Fremantle Spirits Company, Western Australia
  67. Geographe Distillery Beacon Gin, Western Australia
  68. Gidgegannup Distilleries,  Western Australia
  69. Gin XLCR  – Baker Williams, New South Wales
  70. Ginnifer Golden Gin, Western Australia
  71. Glengowrie Distillery, New South Wales
  72. Godfather Pepperberry Gin,Tasmania
  73. Granddad Jacks Distillery, Queensland
  74. Grasslands Gin, New South Wales  read review here
  75. Great Southern Gin – London Dry Style,  Western Australia
  76. Great Ocean Road Gin, Victoria
  77. Growers Own,Tasmania
  78. Grove Experience,  Western Australia
  79. Happenstance Distillery, South Australia
  80. Hartshorn Distillery, Tasmania
  81. Harmans Estate GGG Gin, Margaret River, Western Australia
  82. Harris Organic Dry Gin, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  83. Hartzview Vineyard, Tasmania
  84. Here’s Looking at You Kid Distillery, Victoria
  85. Hells Gate Gin, Tasmania
  86. Hellfire Distillery London Dry Gin, Tasmania
  87. Hemp Gin,New South Wales
  88. High Spirits Distillery ,Western Australia
  89. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, (was WA now made in Victoria) *
  90. HumpyBong Distillery, Queensland
  91. Hunter Valley Distillery, New South Wales
  92. Hunnington Distillery, Tasmania
  93. Hurdle Creek Still,Victoria
  94. Imbue Distillery,Victoria
  95. Imperial Measures Distilling, South Australia
  96. Ink Gin, New South Wales
  97. Ironbark Gin, New South Wales
  98. Iron House Brewery Distillery, Tasmania
  99. Joadja Distillery, New South Wales
  100. Kalki Moon Premium Gin, Queensland  read review here
  101. Karu Distillery, Grosevale NSW
  102. Kilderkin Distillery, Victoria
  103. Killara Distillery,Tasmania
  104. Kimberley Rum Company, Western Australia
  105. Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin ,South Australia
  106. Knocklofty Spirits, Tasmania
  107. Laceys Hill Distilling Co, SE Queensland
  108. Lawrenny Distillery Tasmania
  109. Little Lon Distilling Company, Victoria
  110. Lilly Pilly Gin, Queensland
  111. Loch Brewery + Distillery, Victoria read review here for original release
  112. Lord Byron Distillery, New South Wales
  113. Logan’s Micro Distillery, Victoria
  114. Lyrebird Gin, South Australia
  115. Martin Distillation Company, South Australia
  116. Maria River Distillery, New South Wales
  117. Manly Spirits Gin, New South Wales  
  118. Margaret River Distillery, Western Australia
  119. McHenry Classic Dry Gin, Tasmania  read review here of original release
  120. McHenry Federation Gin, Tasmania  read review here
  121. Melbourne Gin Company, Victoria read review here
  122. Melbourne Moonshine Memo Gin
  123. MC Gin, Mount Compass South Australia
  124. Mobius Distilling, New South Wales
  125. Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, Distillery Botanica, New South Wales Dry Gin read review here
  126. Mountain Mist Gin, New South Wales
  127. Mountain Distilling,Victoria
  128. Motorcycle Gin, Tasmania
  129. Mt Wellington Gin, Tasmania
  130. Murray’s Brewing, New South Wales
  131. Never Never Gin, South Australia
  132. New World Projects, Small Batch Gins Melbourne
  133. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, Victoria
  134. Newcastle Distilling Co. New South Wales
  135. Noble Bootleggers, Victoria
  136. Nosferatu Distillery, Victoria
  137. Noosa Heads Distillery, Queensland
  138. Nonesuch Distillery Tasmania   read review here of this Sloe Gin and read review here of their Dry Gin.
  139. North of Eden Distillery, New South Wales
  140. Of All the Gin Joints Distillery, Victoria
  141. Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Western Australia
  142. Old Young’s Gin, Western Australia
  143. Old Kempton Distillery, Tasmania
  144. Original Spirits Company, Victoria  read review here
  145. Oxford Scholar Gin, Victoria
  146. Patient Wolf Gin, Victoria
  147. Pangolin Gin, South Australia
  148. Penn Gin, Tasmania
  149. Phaedrus Estate Gin, Victoria
  150. Poor Tom’s Gin, New South Wales 
  151. Pot and Still, South Australia
  152. Pretty Parrot Distilling, New South Wales
  153. Prohibition Liquor Co. South Australia read review here of their Bathtub gin
  154. Quandong Gin, South Australia
  155. Queenscliff Distillery, Victoria
  156. Reed and Co Distilling, Victoria
  157. Retiring Gin, Tasmania (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION) Read review here
  158. Red Hen Gin, South Australia
  159. Redlands Distillery, Tasmania
  160. Remedy Small Batch Gin,Victoria
  161. Rookwood Brewing and Distilling, Victoria
  162. Saleyards Distillery, Billy Goats Gin Queensland 
  163. Settler’s Gin, South Australia- including Rare Dry Gin Read review here  & Barrel aged
  164. Seclusion Gin, Bruny Island, Tasmania
  165. Seppeltfield Road Distillers, South Australia
  166. Sheene Estate, Tasmania
  167. Sin Gin, Western Australia
  168. Sinkhole Gin, South Australia
  169. Silver Moon Distilling New South Wales
  170. Smith’s Rock Gin, South Australia
  171. Southern Wild Distillery, Tasmania read review here
  172. South Coast Distillery, New South Wales
  173. Souwester Spirits, Western Australia
  174. Strait Dry Gin + Sloe Gin, Tasmania
  175. Strange Omen Hopped Gin, Tasmania
  176. Stone Pine Gin, New South Wales read review here of original release
  177. Stony Creek Farm Distillery, New South Wales
  178. Story Wines Gin,Victoria
  179. Spring Bay Distillery Tasmania 
  180. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  181. Sud Polaire Gin, Tasmania
  182. Suter and Sons Dry Gin, Victoria
  183. Sullivans Cove, Tasmania Mt Wellington Gin  & Hobart No4 Gin  read review here of original release
  184. Summerleas Distillery, Tasmania
  185. Sunny Hill Distillery, South Australia
  186. Swan Valley Gin Company, Western Australia
  187. Tattarang Springs Distillery, Western Australia
  188. Taylor and Smith Distilling, Tasmania
  189. Terra Australis Distillery, Victoria
  190. The Canberra Distillery Canberra read review here of original release
  191. The Grove Gin, Western Australia
  192. The Farmers Wife Distillery, Victoria
  193. The Splendid Gin, Tasmania
  194. The Story Gin, Victoria
  195. That Spirited Lot, Victoria
  196. The Siding, Gerringong, New South Wales
  197. Tattarang Springs Distilling, Western Australia
  198. The Canna Co. Victoria
  199. Tintenbar Distillery, New South Wales
  200. Tiny Bear Distillery,  Victoria
  201. Triple GGG Gin, Victoria
  202. Turner Stillhouse, Tasmania
  203. Two Accents Gin, South Australia
  204. Underground Spirits Gin, Canberra  read review here
  205. Waterview Distillery, Queensland
  206. Wandering Distillery, Victoria
  207. Woodwater Distillery, South Australia
  208. West Winds Gin, Western Australia read review here 
  209. Wildbrumby Gin, New South Wales read review here
  210. Wild River Mountain Distillery, Queensland
  211. Wilmot Hills Gin, Tasmania
  212. Winston Quin Distillery, Queensland
  213. Wishbone Spirits, Queensland
  214. 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)

    Like

    • 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

      Like

  2. Pingback: Review: Stone Pine Gin | Canberra Martini

  3. Pingback: Review: Botanic Australis Gin | Canberra Martini

  4. Pingback: Review: Bass and Flinders Gin | Canberra Martini

  5. Pingback: Gin Degustation Dinner: Pod Food Canberra | The Martini Whisperer

  6. Pingback: Review: McHenry Classic Dry Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  7. Pingback: Review: Berliner Brandstifter | The Martini Whisperer

  8. Pingback: Review: Settler’s Artisan Rare Dry Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  9. Pingback: New look + feel for blog. | The Martini Whisperer

  10. Pingback: Review: Loch Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  11. Pingback: Review: Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  12. Pingback: World Gin Day: Gin Reviews | The Martini Whisperer

  13. Pingback: Review: Forty Spotted Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  14. Pingback: Index of Posts | The Martini Whisperer

  15. Pingback: Review: Antipodes Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  16. Pingback: Review: Nonesuch Distillery Dry Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  17. Pingback: Buying Australian Spirits Online | The Martini Whisperer

  18. Pingback: Review: Blue Bottle Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  19. Pingback: Gin Lane | How to drink Stone Pine Gin

  20. Pingback: Review: Grasslands Gin | The Martini Whisperer

  21. Pingback: Upcoming Reviews and other updates | The Martini Whisperer

  22. Pingback: Australian Vermouth List | The Martini Whisperer

  23. Pingback: 10 Australian Craft Spirits to Know | The Martini Whisperer

  24. Pingback: Quick Update: Forthcoming reviews and events | The Martini Whisperer

  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.

    Like

  26. Pingback: Review: Kalki Moon Australian Premium Gin – The Martini Whisperer

  27. Pingback: Review: Original Dry Gin – The Martini Whisperer

Leave a Reply to phillipaj100 x

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.