South Australian Gins

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Explore SA Gins

Welcome to our website, dedicated to exploring the world of gin distilleries in South Australia. If you are a gin lover, a connoisseur of fine spirits, or simply curious about the world of craft distilling, then you have come to the right place.

South Australia is home to some of the most innovative and awarded gin distilleries in the country. From Adelaide’s bustling city centre to the rolling hills of the Adelaide Hills, down to McLaren Vale and up to the Barossa, our state boasts a diverse and vibrant gin scene that is ripe for exploration.

On this website, we aim to showcase the best SA gin distilleries. We will take you on a journey through the history and culture of gin-making in the state, introduce you to the master distillers who create these unique and complex spirits, and give you an insider’s look at the techniques and ingredients that make each gin special.

So, whether you are a local looking to discover new distilleries, or a visitor to South Australia seeking a taste of the region’s finest gins, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Let’s get to SA’s Best Gins!

Gin Distilleries Adelaide CBD​​

Red Hen Gin

One of the early Adelaide distilleries, Red Hen is quite well known for their Red Hen Gin, and have recently released a further three new gins.

Location: 14 Frederick St, Adelaide SA 5000

Prohibition Liquor Co

Arguably the most respected gin distillery in Adelaide. Their CBD location has a cool vibe and tasting area. Their gins are simply amazing. Certainly amoung the best South Australian gins.

Location: 22 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000

Gin Distilleries Adelaide Hills​​

Ambleside Distillers

Another of the early distilleries in SA, Ambleside have a fantastic Hahndorf gin distillery that is well worth visiting. Their gins are very popular.

Location: Corner Ambleside Road and, Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

78 Degrees Distillery (Adelaide Hills Distillery)

Lot 100 is now a very popular destination for functions, events or just a chilled day tasting gins and wines in the Adelaide Hills. You’ll know 78 Degrees gins when you see them – their bottle features a big 78 on the label. They’re sometimes referred to as Adelaide Hills Distillery.

Location: 68 Chambers Rd, Hay Valley SA 5252

Applewood Distillery

From wine making heritage, Applewood produce fantastic gins and a lot of them nowadays are limited releases of 1000 or 2000 bottles at a time. They have a really cool distillery door and tasting area.

Location: 24 Victoria St, Gumeracha SA 5233

Route 9 Distillery

A relative newcomer compared to some of the other gin distilleries in the Adelaide Hills, Route 9 are certainly on the up and recently opened quite a stunning distillery door.

Location: 37 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Balhannah SA 5242

Gin Distilleries McLaren Vale​

Settlers Spirits

They have a nice little tasting room and also offer gin blending sessions, where you can make your own gin. Their range is extensive to say the least and you’ll be sure to find one you like.

Location: 197 Foggo Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Prohibition Liquor Co

This is their satellite site, located at Penny’s Hill winery. Currently undergoing a renovation, so you can enjoy a Prohibition Gin in McLaren Vale once they’re done!

Location: 281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Never Never Distilling Co.

Very well known and chances are if you’ve been enjoying gin for a while, you’ll have already tasted one of their many gins available. Their cellar door is absolutely impressive.

Location: 56 Field St, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ginny Pig Distillery

Founded by husband and wife duo, both in the medical field, Ginny Pig produce an impressive range of gins and flavoured gins. They have a cellar door at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre. Location: 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Mount Compass Spirits

They produce a huge range of products, including gin, vodka, whiskey, rum and variants of each. A lot to choose from!

Location: Lot 3, Sand Mine Road, Mount Compass SA 5210

Gin Distilleries Barossa Valley​​

Barossa Distilling Company

They have a really cool tasting room and distillery door in the heart of Tanunda complete with a little outdoor area where you can enjoy the sunshine and play game son the grass. They have a popular range of Barossa gins.

Location: 18-28 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355

Two Accents Gin

Produce four different gins, including a shiraz gin and also barrel aged shiraz gin.

Location: No Cellar Door

Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

One of Barossa’s, and South Australia’s most well-known gin producers. Their Shiraz Gin was voted best in show at a recent international award. A must-visit Barossa Valley gin distillery in our view!

Location: 436 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga SA 5355

Spiritato Distillers

A relative newcomer in the Barossa scene, they’ve created a cool little distillery tasting room within a small shed at a winery!

Location: Morphett Rd, Lyndoch SA 5351

Gin Distilleries Western Suburbs​​

Threefold Distilling

This distillery, founded by three guys with extensive bar knowledge, including Youtube personality Steve The Bartender. Their distillery door on Anzac Highway is still fairly new, and offers a chance to taste their constantly evolving range of gins.

Location: 1/524 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg East SA 5045

Imperial Measures Distilling

Once of the OG’s in the Adelaide gin scene, these guys are known for their high quality gins and their bar has a really cool vibe (and tasty burgers!)

Location: 31 W Thebarton Rd, Thebarton SA 5031

Three Little Birds Distillery

Nice little tasting room where you can enjoy one of their gins and also a light meal.

Location: 1/2 34 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End SA 5031

South Australian Gin Distilleries

Heaps Good Spirits

Heaps Good Spirits are well-known in SA for producing SA-centric gins, including the popular Heaps Good Gin and Ginspresso, a coffee gin liqueur. They also have a ‘Spirit of SA Series’, where they create gins that highlight the best SA Places and Produce.

Location: No distillery door. Pasadena

Adelaide Gin

One of the gins produced by Australian Distilling Co, who focus on making gins branded as capital city and large cities across Australia. Their Adelaide gin has been around for a long time now and is very well known.

Location: 23 North Terrace, Hackney SA 5069

Kangaroo Island Spirits

One of the most well-known distilleries SA has to offer. Often noted as one of the founders of the SA gin scene and a must-visit distillery on Kangaroo Island.

Location: 856 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River SA 5223

36 Short

36S have been around for quite some time now and produce a wide range of gins, liqueurs and dark spirits. Location: 23 Crosby Rd, Virginia SA 5120

Sinclair Distillery

This brand has been around for quite some time and you’ll find them stocked in Dan Murphy’s, among other bottle shops. Most well-known for their Urban Gin.

Location: No distillery door. Colonel Light Gardens.

23rd Street Distillery

One of the most well-known SA gin distilleries, the team at 23rd Street have an exceptional distillery door and offer a great tasting experience, with a restaurant attached. Their violet gin is very popular.

Location: Twentythird St, Renmark SA 5341


Located in the inner North East just out of the CBD, Reform have a tasting room and produce a range of gins.

Location: 91 Little Rundle St, Kent Town SA 5067

Blend Etiquette Craft Distillery

The team at Blend Etiquette have a two-pronged business. They not only produce a selection of small batch gins themselves, but also contract distil, which means producing gins for other distilleries.

Blend Etiquette have just opened up the Blend Etiquette cellar door at Sturt!

Location: 1510 Main S Rd, Sturt SA 5047

Little Juniper Distilling

A South Australian certified organic spirits business, with a focus on using sustainably sourced botanicals. Currently producing three different gins. Location: No distillery door. Stonyfell.

Hey Low Spirits

Hey Low are one of the pioneers in the low alcohol spirits scene. Their “spirits” are not able to be called gins as they ABV is not high enough, however their spirits are along the same lines as gins.

Location: No distillery door.

Pennant Distillery

Pennant Distillery is owned and operated by Cameron Shaw, who served ten years as an Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. Cameron specialises in very small batch, hand crafted gins. Location: No distillery door.