Gin has had a resurgence in Australia over the past 4-5 years and South Australia is producing some of the best there is to offer. It is a general rule that you will have to fork out a little more for gin produced in small quantities in Australia but we think the options provided below present excellent value for money and a great way to enjoy a greater range of different flavours, no matter how you serve it up.
As always with quality gin, try it neat, then add some ice, then if required add a small amount of a quality soda or tonic and enjoy.

Which GIN do you normally drink?

Updated | September 2020

Gordons London Dry

Gordons Gin – Owned by Diageo (UK)

Settlers Spirits
Rare Dry Gin

Price: $$$
Region: McLaren Vale
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Driven by the aromatics of orange and lemon myrtle and finishing with native pepper berry. A classic London dry gin style.

Red Hen
Dry Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide CBD
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A delicate juniper forward gin, with soft citrus & floral notes.

Australian Distilling Co.
Adelaide Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide
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Easy-drinking gin, featuring a balance of lovely floral notes and citrus tones and woody, dry juniper characteristics.
Gordons Pink

Gordons Gin – Owned by Diageo (UK)

Sunny Hill Distillery
Pink Gin

Price: $$$$
Region: Arthurton | Yorke Peninsula
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Infused with fresh raspberries, heritage roses and native strawberry gum.Fragrant and ripe berry forward gin.

78 Degrees
Sunset Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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A complex and savoury gin distilled from a grape base, with 12 botnaicals. Citrus and floral notes.

Settlers Spirist
Pink Gin

Price: $$
Region: McLaren Vale
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Wonderful aromatics of rose petals and raspberries followed with luscious fruit and finishing with crisp acidity.

Barossa Distilling
Budburst Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Barossa Valley
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A fruity and floral gin, distilled with juniper, sweet orange, macadamia, vanilla and Barossa wine.
Bombay Sapphire London Dry

Bombay Sapphire Gin – Owned by Bacardi (Bermuda)

Ambleside Distillers
Small Acre Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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12 botanicals, rhubarb, bay leaf, apple and cloves give a savoury zing on the palate.

Threefold
Aromatic Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide
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A delicate, piney fresh gin, with grapefruit, orange and lemon. Hints of lavender and fresh rosemary.

Happenstance
Fiesta Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Adelaide
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Kaffir lime, soft chamomile, star anise pairs with a tingle of chilli that resonates on the tongue and leaves a lingering warmth to accompany the juniper.

Kangaroo Island Spirits
Wild Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Kangaroo Island
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Distilled with ‘Boobialla’, juniper native to KI. Lime, mint and pink peppercorn notes.

Hendricks Gin

Hendricks Gin – Owned by William Grant & Sons (Scotland)

Robbers Dog Distillery
Matilda Gin

Price: $$
Region: Barossa | Adelaide Hills
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Made with 9 botanicals, including pepper and cubub berries this gin is a little darker than others. Serve with tonic and a slice of cucumber.

Applewood
Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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Notes of desert limes, native wattleseed and aromatic peppermint gum leaf make for a botanical right profile.

Prohibition
Gin

Price: $$$$
Region: Adelaide
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A sophisticated gin with deep flavour, fresh citrus and a warm peppery finish.
Tanqueray London Dry

Never Never
Triple Juniper

Price: $
Region: McLaren Vale
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A classic, juniper forward gin made with a combination of three different distillation processes.

Adelaide Hills Distillery
(78 Degrees)
Classic Gin

Price: $$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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A complex and savoury Gin distilled from a grape base and vapour infused with 12 botanicals, selected specifically for their purity and quality.

Happenstance Distillery
Happenstance Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Adelaide
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Citrus forward gin, juniper and coriander and contemporary botanicals like lemon myrtle and strawberry gum with elegant balance.

Ounce Gin
Bold

Price: $$$$
Region: Adelaide
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A herbal and savoury gin, with 13 botanicals including sage, thyme, black cardamom and pepper.
Vickers London Dry

Adelaide Hills Distillery
(78 Degrees)
Classic Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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A complex and savoury Gin distilled from a grape base and vapour infused with 12 botanicals, selected specifically for their purity and quality.

Twenty Third Street
Signature Gin

Price: $$
Region: Renmark
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Ten botanicals, blended with local citrus for a bright, full bodied gin.

Seppeltsfield Road
House Gin

Price: $$
Region: Barossa Valley
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A bright, contemporary gin with fresh citrus, Barossa lavendar and blue cornflowers making for a botanical, sweet gin.

Sinkhole
Contemporary Gin

Price: $$
Region: Limestone Coast
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A crisp, floral and easy drinking contemporary gin.
Four Pillars Shiraz Gin

Four Pillars – 50% owned by Lion Co/ Kirin (Japan)

Seppeltsfield Road
Shiraz Gin

Price: $$$$$
Region: Barossa
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A rich gin with shiraz fruit flavours, subtle juniper, orange and cinnamon notes.

2 Accents
Shiraz Gin

Price: $$
Region: McLaren Vale
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McLaren Vale Shiraz made from specially selected fruit, superbly balanced, smooth gin which on tasting over ice reveals warmth.

Barossa Distilling
Shiraz Gin

Price: $$$$
Region: Barossa
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Produced just once a year from the same super intense Shiraz grapes, silky-smooth Shiraz Gin with an inky depth and incredible richness.

Settlers Spirits
Shiraz Gin

Price: $$
Region: McLaren Vale
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McLaren Vale grapes give this a deep purple colour with palate weight and length, and juniper adding brightness
Something Different?

Tried most of the above and looking to step it up a little?

Prohibition Gin
Bathtub Cut

Price: $$$$$
Region: Adelaide

A big 69% ABV. Warm but as smooth as a gin of this size could possibly be.

Ambleside Distillers
Kifaru Gin

Price: $$$$
Region: Adelaide
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The rich flavours of the herbaceous Monarto Mintbush are delicately matched with deep notes of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut from roasted Wattleseed.

Kangaroo Island Spirits
Whisky Barrel Gin

Price: $$$$$
Region: Kangaroo Island

Gin aged in single malt whisky barrels. Slightly smoky.

Kangaroo Island Spirits
Wild Wally Gin

Price: $$$$
Region: Kangaroo Island
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Gin aged in French Oak that previously held Semillon from Islander Estate, creates a honey, musk, gingerbread flavoured gin.

Never Never
Juniper Freak 2019

Price: $$$$
Region: McLaren Vale

58% ABV, oily, juniper focused beast.

Mount Compass Spirits
Black Pepper Gin

Price: $$$
Region: Mount Compass
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A warming winter gin distilled with black peppercorns and native botanical ingredients.

Prohibition Gin
Muscat Barrel Aged

Price: $$$$
Region: Adelaide
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Fruity and delicate with confection flavours of fig, date, vanilla, almond and muscat influence.
Sloe Gin

Settlers Spirits
Sloe Gin

Price: $$$
Region: McLaren Vale
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A fresh and light gin, with juicy red berries and mild acidity.

Kangaroo Island Spirits
Mulberry Gin

Price: $$$$$
Region: Kangaroo Island
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A sweet, tart and bold gin with mulberry flavours.

Durand Distillers
Good Wife

Price: $$$
Region: Barossa
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A sweet and spicy gin, steeped in sloe berries.
Navy Strength

Applewood
Navy

Price: $$$$$
Region: Adelaide Hills

58% and made using the highest quality Juniper they’ve used + a double dose of desert lime.

5 Nines
Sticks & Stones

Price: $$$$
Region: Adelaide Hills
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A unique botanical gin with native ingredients, and a stronger ABV for those who enjoy a bolder gin.

Prohibition
Navy Strength

Price: $$$$$
Region: Adelaide

Juniper, citrus and pepper come through on the nose, without the scent of harsh, underlying spirit. Smell it long enough and you’ll get the salty ocean breeze scent mentioned in the tasting notes.

Looking for these gins and more?

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