If you're living in Western Australia, you’ve probably got a pretty long list of all the reasons you love living in this beautiful state. Epic coastlines, picture-perfect sunsets and an endless amount of up and coming restaurants and bars to try—we’ve got it pretty good.
While we’re known as the birthplace of the Aussie craft beer and home to some of the world’s best wineries, we’ve also got some serious street cred in the gin game.
Since 2017, we’ve seen a bit of a gin boom in Australia and WA has certainly been in on the action. If local produce and local flavours are your thing, we’ve got you covered.
Get ready to amp up your G&T with seven of the best Western Australian gins.
Wandering Distillery | Odyssey
Wandering Distillery was born on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria before relocating back to Perth and we couldn’t be happier this distillery decided to make the move back west. Pop into the cellar door in O’Connor and try a few of the award winning gins over a chat with chief distiller, Wade. Our pick of the bunch? The newly released Odyssey. Featuring nine botanicals, native finger lime, lemon myrtle and hemp seeds, this is the perfectly balanced gin you need to add to your repertoire. Serve it up any way you like—neat over ice, paired with your favourite tonic or poured into your favourite cocktail—we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Rottnest Island Gin
Ah Rotto, we love you, and what we really love is the Rottnest Island Gin. This sweet and salty gin will have you feeling all sorts of fresh as you sip away and dream of walking along those epic white sandy beaches and dipping your toes into the turquoise pools of happiness they’ve got going on over there. Brought to you by the crew behind The Wine Thief, this stunning gin features sustainably sourced Rottnest botanicals including the signature Rottnest Island Daisy, ensuring every cocktail concoction will have you transported back to your balcony overlooking the bay.
The West Winds | Wild Plum Gin
Australia’s love affair with flavoured gin is here to stay, so we’ll be forever grateful to The West Winds Gin (Australia’s most awarded gin producer no less) for an early bottling of their previously sold-out wild plum gin. Native Davdison plums, Tasmanian sloe berries, citrus and banksia honey give this elixir a warm and cosy sweetness. Curl up next to the fire or sit outside and bask in Perth’s sun while you savour every sip. With such incredible flavours, this one is good to go on its own or served up with tonic or soda and a slice of orange. If you're looking for a more traditional gin, it's hard to go past their Native Spirits gin.
Old Young’s | Six Seasons Gin
Tucked away in the Swan Valley, Old Young’s is all about celebrating native Aussie ingredients and pushing the boundaries to distill some lip-smacking spirits. If you can get past the cold drip coffee and pavlova vodka, the Six Seasons Gin’s herbal and earthy flavours (and high alcohol content) make for a pretty interesting G&T. Paying tribute to the six seasons of the Noongar people indigenous to the Swan Valley, we think this gin is something spesh. The best part? Old Young’s has a gin club. Sign. Us. Up.
Perth Gin is all about celebrating our beautiful City. Sophisticated and naturally gifted thanks to the native West Aussie botanicals used in this perfectly balanced gin, it’s the perfect way to enjoy your Summer G&T. Perth Gin is a classic dry gin with hints of lemon myrtle and sandalwood, showcasing the bustling energy that is our beloved city, Perth. We hear it’s best served with a slice of fresh lemon and with its good-looking label this is one gin you’ll want to have on display.
Giniversity | Pink Gin
Crafted in Margaret River, Giniversity showcases the beautiful landscape and native ingredients of the South West. With botanicals like Geraldton Wax, Emu Plum and Meen (also known as Kangaroo Paw) it’s no surprise that Giniversity’s unique flavour is one of our faves. The crew at Giniversity know how to experiment with different flavours as they combine their love of art and science, and very good gin. With the weather warming up and WA’s sunny spring days on the horizon, it's hard to go past Giniversity’s Pink Gin. Light and fruity, this pink gin is perfectly balanced with the addition of native Quandong. The best way to serve this pretty little drink? Heaps of ice, a premium tonic water and a slice of green apple. You can thank us later.
Moontide Distillery | White Pearl Gin
Broome’s Moontide Distillery is a true reflection of the Kimberley. The White Pearl Gin is a real celebration of this jaw-dropping region, crafted from fruits and spices including juniper, coriander seeds, mango, tamarind, sandalwood, and lemon myrtle. Made with pure monsoon rainwater, this gin is best served as a classic G&T while overlooking the ocean on a warm and balmy evening.
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