Australian gin brands: more than 120 and numbers rising fast.

Australia is experiencing a gin boom led by small distilleries intent on creating a flavour profile distinct of their region and backed by drinkers open to exploring local spirits made with indigenous ingredients.

The majority of the new distillers are springing out of boutique wine production companies and are taking advantage of  some of Australia’s native botanicals.

 This beautiful illustration by Emma Leonard features finger lime, native juniper, strawberry gum, lemon myrtle, wattleseed andmountain pepper berry.

 Something Wild and Adelaide Hills Distillery collaborated on Australian Green Ant Gin which is carefully distilled in a column and basket still, designed specifically for gin. After a successful first year, in 2016 Adelaide Hills Distillery teamed up with Steve Dorman and Toby Kline of The Hills Cider Company . Backed by an independent like minded local company, The Adelaide Hills Distillery range continues to grow, driven by quality, Australian ingredients, and always with an Australian twist.

Traditionally favoured by Indigenous societies for their medicinal benefits and protein content, Green Ants display vibrant flavours of Lime and Coriander. This unique bush tucker is hand harvested in the Northern Territory by the Motlop family of the Larrakia people.

This product is handcrafted and bottled in The Adelaide Hills. 700mL | 42% Alc/Vol

Australian Green Ants | Coriander & lime like acidity
Boobiala | Native Juniper
Finger Lime | Citrus with perfume and floral notes
Strawberry Gum | Strawberries and leafy herbaceousness
Lemon Myrtle | Lemon with leafy herbaceousness
Pepper Berry | Spicy notes

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