Australia has been producing top-quality Rum, Gin, and Whisky for decades. But, in recent years, the spirits industry has seen a boom. Many distilleries all over the country offer everything, from traditional to modern. You can either sip single malt whisky from Tasmania or a juniper-cinnamon gin from Adelaide. No matter your taste, you will enjoy something unique.
DISTILLERIES NEAR PERTH
Whipper Snapper Distillery
Whipper Snapchatper started as a dream and a shed. But this distillery is now one of Perth’s finest. Whipper Snapper whiskies are innovative, handcrafted and made with 100% Australian grains. You can visit the tasting room and also enjoy masterclasses. You can also relax at the Whisky and Coffee Bar.
Margaret River Distilling Company
The Margaret River Distilling Company was a sister distillery of the Great Southern Distilling Company. It opened its doors in 2015. The Margaret River Distilling Company is located in the stunning Margaret River area, just three hours from Perth. It offered a wide range of custom spirits and had a lot to prove when it opened its doors in 2015. The only University in Australia is located here. Visitors can learn how to make their gin.
It is also the oldest operating distillery in Western Australia. Hoochery is located in Kununurra, in the Kimberley region. It offers no-fuss Australian spirits in stunning surroundings. Hoochery offers a range of rums made from sugarcane grown outside.
DISTILLERIES NEAR ADELAIDE
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kangaroo Islands is renowned for its incredible wildlife and seafood. However, it also houses one of Australia’s finest distilleries. Kangaroo Island Spirits make small-batch, handcrafted Australian vodka, gin and liqueurs. You can taste award-winning spirits in the rustic cellar door or the tranquil Gin Garden. Enjoy island hospitality.
Applewood Distillery is located in the charming Adelaide Hills and is a distillery that makes a statement. Applewood calls its range of spirits “hyper-creative”, using local ingredients to create gin or liqueur unlike anything else. The Oskar is an Australian version of an Italian liqueur, infused with rare native strawberries and strawberry gum leaf.
DISTILLERIES NEAR BRISBANE
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Tamborine Mountain Distillery is perched on a hill overlooking the Gold Coast hinterland. It offers boutique spirits made from native ingredients and flora. You’ll find everything you need, from apricot syrups to eucalyptus leaf vodka. You can sample the vast range of products in the tasting room. It will take your taste buds on a memorable trip.
Bundaberg Rum is a Queensland institution with a rich history since 1888. This distillery is located four hours north of Brisbane in the city of Bundaberg. It produces rum that is well-known all over the globe. Bundaberg makes bold rum from locally-sourced ingredients that you can taste and enjoy on-site. Truly passionate rum-lovers will be able to become a distiller for just one day by creating a mix of your own rum experience.
DISTILLERIES NEAR SYDNEY
Sydney has become a hub for urban distilling in recent years. Archie Rose, located in Rosebery, is the most awarded distillery in the country. You can taste the entire range of vodka, whisky, and gin at the bar. You can also make your gin. You will learn how to mix spirits, customize your blend to your taste and even take home two bottles of your gin.
Poor Toms Gin Hall
Poor Toms Gin Hall is located in Sydney’s Marrickville neighborhood. You can sit at this boutique bar and enjoy some of Sydney’s most unusual gin. You can try the house gins in their original form or mixed with a cocktail or in a martini. Many options include tempting twists of fresh green apple, strawberry, and chamomile. You can find the perfect combination of urban sophistication and carefree surfing at Manly by crossing the bridge. The team at Manly Spirits Co. creates Australian gins, botanical vodkas, and whiskies that reflect the marine environment.
Black Gate Distillery
A distillery in central New South Wales is a distillery that prefers simplicity. Black Gate Distillery is located about five hours away from Sydney. They produce single malt whisky and dark rum using traditional methods and high-quality ingredients. More information about New South Wales’ top distilleries.
DISTILLERIES NEAR CANBERRA
Big River Distillery
Big River Distillery is a favorite among Canberra residents. They are committed to breaking with tradition and using high-quality botanicals from Australia and worldwide. You can visit the distillery for a tour or a tasting. Both will give you a new appreciation for spirits made with Canberra’s fresh water and crisp air.
DISTILLERIES NEAR MELBOURNE
Four Pillars Distillery
Four Pillars Distillery is located in the stunning Yarra Valley. It was founded to make a gin that represented modern Australia. Their beloved Rare Dry Gin has helped them reach that goal, but they haven’t stopped there. There will be distinct Australian spirits like Spiced Negroni Gin or Bloody Shiraz Gin. For a taste, stop by the distillery entrance.
Bass & Flinders
Bass & Flinders is the first distillery established on the breathtaking Mornington Peninsula. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Bass & Flinders is surrounded by vineyards and a beautiful setting for their distillery. The artisan producer uses a vine-to-bottle approach and handcrafts their spirit base from fruit right outside their doors. The brandy, Gin and Liquors they offer have a distinctive flavor. Register for the Gin Masterclass and blend your bottle.