Australian Gin Makers List

LAST UPDATED 14 November 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

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