Our pick of 5 top Australian spirits 2023

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In this article, discover our selection of 5 favourite craft spirits made in Australia. Of course, we could talk about our own spirits, but we also love to discover the products of other Australian distilleries.

Gin: Never Never Distilling Co. – Triple Jupiter Gin (australian made spirits) 

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Never Never Distilling Co.’s Triple Jupiter Gin is a highly coveted gin brand that uses a unique triple-concentrated production process to create a distinctive taste. Made with the highest quality Australian wheat spirit, this gin is infused with juniper berries that capture the fresh and floral juniper essence. What gives Triple Jupiter Gin its unique and complex flavour profile are the additional botanicals such as coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, lemon peel, lime peel, liquorice root, cinnamon, and Australian pepper berry.

Upon first sip, you’ll immediately notice the intoxicating aroma of pine needle, brushed rosemary, lemon oil, and earthy root vegetable that extends into fragrant pepper. The taste is equally remarkable, with bright citrus notes blended with oily and intense juniper notes joined by earthy undertones and spiced notes. The finish is long-lasting and luxurious, with a rich creaminess that lingers for a while, leaving a pleasantly memorable taste in your mouth.

Never Never Distilling Co.’s Triple Jupiter Gin is a testament to the distillery’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. This gin is perfect for mixing in cocktails, especially gin and tonics, as it provides a unique and rich depth of flavour that is sure to impress your guests. So, if you’re looking for a gin to elevate your drinking experience, you can never go wrong with Triple Jupiter Gin.

Vodka: Heres looking at you kid – Triple Distilled Vodka (alcohol brands australia)

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Heres looking at you kid – Triple Distilled Barrel Aged Vodka, an intense spirit that captures the mystery and intrigue of the iconic Humphrey Bogart. Crafted with precision in Kentucky, this vodka is aged to perfection in oak bourbon barrels.

Its unique flavor profile is further enhanced after being infused with five alluring flavours which develop subtly over time. Best enjoyed neat, on ice or with a dash of soda to capture its full complexity, Heres looking at you kid – Triple Distilled Barrel Aged Vodka is sure to captivate your taste buds like no other.

Whisky: Hobart Whisky -19-002 – (liquor brand australia)

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Hobart Whisky Batch No. 19-004, is a carefully crafted 500ml Single Malt Whisky that promises to take you on a journey of delectable flavors. The whisky has been matured in ex-Bourbon casks, allowing it to capture the distinct characteristics of the premium bourbon. The real magic, however, happens during the finishing process where the whisky is aged in French Oak Port casks, imparting a well-balanced sweetness and notes of dark fruit to the final product.

Upon the first whiff, one experiences a rich aroma of sweet malt and vanilla caramel that sets the stage for the forthcoming symphony of flavors. The first sip takes you to a sweet and creamy paradise, followed by the warmth of toffee pudding that builds up over time. The alcohol content, although strong, arrives late and leaves a clean aftertaste.

The finish is the epitome of satisfaction, with lingering notes of vanilla bean and subtle peppery zing. With each sip, one can pick out hints of the unique notes of the bourbon, which are finely balanced with the fruity elements of the French Oak Port casks. Indeed, Hobart Whisky Batch No. 19-004 is a testament to the dedication and artistry of the team, who have managed to create a truly exceptional whisky that leaves a lasting impression on the taste buds.

Rum: JimmyRum – Oaked (australia spirit)

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JimmyRum Oaked is a limited edition collection that boasts of small-batch rums made from a unique blend of fresh sugarcane molasses and pure, natural water. What sets it apart from other rums in the market is how it’s aged in new or near-new small format American oak barrels to create specific and distinct flavor profiles. No two batches are the same as it is the barrel(s) used that give each batch its signature aroma, color, and flavor.

This rum range is versatile, perfect for those who prefer their rum neat, or those who want a bit of a kick by adding their favorite mixer or cocktail. It’s great for sipping slowly over ice to enjoy the integrated flavors and the smooth finish that comes naturally from it being aged in oak barrels for months.

Connoisseurs will appreciate the sweetness natural to JimmyRum Oaked. Its butterscotch and vanilla notes come from the aging process, where the rum absorbs the unique characteristics of the oak barrel. The result is a complex and refined rum that pairs well with a good cigar or dessert.

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Brandy: Sullivan cove XO Tasmanian Brandy – Double Cask (australian spirit)

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Sullivans Cove Distillery, in Tasmania, Australia, has been producing high-quality spirits since its founding. The distillery rose to global prominence when their French oak cask aged Single Malt Whisky, Sullivans Cove Double Cask, was recognized as the World Brandy Awards and Best Australian XO Brandy in 2019. This award-winning distillery has now ventured into the world of brandy distillation, resulting in the creation of Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy.

To create this unique brandy, Sullivans Cove Distillery utilized their expertise in wine-making, which they acquired ten years ago when they were given the opportunity to distill Huon Valley wines. By working with high-quality raw materials and using their skills in distillation, they have created an exceptional spirit that embodies the unique characteristics of Tasmanian climate.

The process of creating the Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy involves aging the brandies for 8-10 years in both European and American oak casks, which adds an unmatched complexity and flavor to the final product. This double cask expression of the brandy gives it a deep and complex character that appeals to everyone, whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or a casual drinker.

Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy is perfect for all occasions, be it a relaxing evening at home or a night out with friends. It can be enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite cigar to create a delightful sensory experience. Additionally, it can also be used to make classic cocktails, adding an innovative and tantalizing twist to any recipe. This premium brandy, with its rich taste and smooth finish, is a must-try for anyone looking for a luxurious and unforgettable drinking experience.


Now that you know some of the best Australian spirits, come and discover ours. We offer a variety of Gin, Vodka, Rum and Chello. Our distillery is located in Beechworth, Victoria.

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