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Top 10 Distilleries

01/01/2024

Australia has produced top-notch rum, gin and whisky for many years but the spirit scene is set to boom with distilleries opening up throughout the country.  Visit a malt whisky distillery in Tasmania or a juniper and cinnamon gin distillery in Adelaide.  Many have fabulous bars where you can sip on the best hand-crafted gin, rum, vodka or whiskey. Here are some of the best distilleries well worth a visit.

  • Bundaberg Rum Distillery

    Bundaberg, Bundaberg and Coral Coast, Queensland

    Rich in history dating back to 1888, Bundaberg Rum is located four hours north of Brisbane in Bundaberg. The distillery creates rums well known around the world, using locally sourced ingredients. Rum lovers can join in their very popular blend your own rum experience.

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  • Hickson House Distilling Co.

    The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales

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  • Four Pillars Laboratory

    Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales

    Four Pillars Laboratory in Surry Hills combines all your gin-loving needs, Experience a Gin Workshop in their Gin Lab, complete with a working copper gin still. You can also stock up on all your favourite Four Pillars gins, in their Gin Shop. Home of award winning Four Pillars Gin is located in Healesville, an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD. A former timber yard now a fully functioning distillery with their Distillery door open 7 days a week.

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  • Margaret River Distilling Co

    Margaret River, Margaret River and South West, Western Australia

    Located in the beautiful Margaret River region 3 hours from Perth and surrounded by towering forests only minutes from the stunning coastline. Visit the cellar door, a perfect place to pop in for tasting of their craft spirts or enjoy delicious food and cocktails. Gin Blending classes are the best way to learn all about its fascinating history or take a tour of the working still to find out how their gins are made.

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  • White Sands Estate & IronHouse Brewery, Vineyard & Distillery

    Bicheno, Launceston and North and East, Tasmania

    Iron House Brewery, Vineyard & Distillery is located at White Sands Estate on 60 hectares of vines on rolling hills overlooking the Tasman Sea, producing sparkling sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir. As well their four handcrafted brews are made to traditional recipes from quality ingredients and Tasmanian water, sourced from their own spring with no additives or preservatives.

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  • Bar Botanica

    Erina, Central Coast, New South Wales

    Bar Botanic distillery is Central Coast of New South Wales. Set amongst three acres of tranquil gardens the botanicals grown are the inspiration and ingredients for an array of award-winning spirits and liqueurs including Moore’s Dry Gin and Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. Guided group tastings and distillery tours available

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  • Applewood Distillery

    Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

    Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Applewood Distillery embraces local ingredients to create gin and liqueur that is unique. Try their gin, called Oskar an Australian take on an Italian liqueur that’s infused with rare native riberries and strawberry gum leaf

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  • Hellyer's Road Distillery and The Distillery Restaurant

    Burnie, Launceston and North and East, Tasmania

    Awarded Best Australian Single Malt Whiskey 2022. Located in Burnie in northern Tasmania. Enjoy a tour of the distillery (Whisky Walk) to find out the fascinating origins behind the brand and learn how Hellyers Road crafts its award-winning single malt whiskies. With views of the rolling landscape of the picturesque valley, the full licensed restaurant offers an extensive locally crafted menu

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  • Anther Distillery

    North Geelong, Geelong and The Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

    Anther Gin is distilled in Geelong’s historical Federal Woollen Mills, built in 1915. Anther Distillery offers the unique experience of a real working gin distillery combining with a full service bar, run by distillers and master mixologists . Set against weathered red brick and surrounded by treasured memories each pristine drop of Anther is prepared, extracted, and distilled

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  • Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar

    Hobart CBD, Hobart and Surrounds, Tasmania

    One of Tasmania’s best distilleries lies right in the heart of Hobart. Lark Distillery was founded in 1992 after its owner realised that Tasmania had all the ingredients for beautiful malt whisky. Lark has grown to be one of the top distillers in the country, creating premium spirits with time-honoured methods. At the cellar door, over 150 malt whiskies are on offer,

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  • Whipper Snapper Distillery

    East Perth, Perth, Western Australia

    One of Perth’s best distilleries boasts that all their whiskies are handcrafted and produced with 100 percent local grains. Visit the tasting room and indulge in their whiskey experiences and masterclasses. Their Whiskey and Coffee bar serves coffee, baked goods as well as holdings tastings daily.

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