Australian Gin Makers List

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