GinA quintessential refresher with tonic and also the base of a huge number of cocktails, the popularity of this remarkably versatile spirit continues to grow. A predominant aroma and flavour of juniper is key to gin, the rest of the ingredients and the methods of production aren't regulated. Which is where things get really interesting... Nicks Wine Merchants is the place in Australia to buy gin online. We import many lines directly and stock everything from the latest trending classifications to the finest Australian Gins. Undeniably the largest selection of Gin in Australia. Click here to learn more about Gin or subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special offers and more.
- Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA$99.99 Bottle
This is the first of a series of barrel aged expressions to be released by West Winds. This edition has been created in collaboration with Australian Vermouth producers, Maidenii, using their Sweet Vermouth. West Winds describe it as a "true Australian Negroni style". Expect this series to multiply with a variety of barrels from suppliers of wine, whisky and more over the next couple of years. 45% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 45%
This is the barrel-aged expression from Levantine - it's essentially their dry gin, rested in red wine barrels for a few months in the distillery's warehouses, not far from the Mediterranean coast. Tasting note: Brilliant gold colour. Appealing aromas of thyme, pine shoots, rosemary and peppercorns. Medium bodied, with soft, warming flavours of juniper laced honey, cinnamon and mixed herbal teas. Never too sweet, the finish is kept fresh by light pine and menthol. 46% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 46%
- $89.99 Bottle
Tasting note: Distilled with long pepper and orange peel and rested in bourbon barrels. The bouquet here is similar to Stockholm's London Dry, only softer with more orange pith and peel. The spiciness is tempered too, with juniper and citrus oils dominating; the botanical freshness maintained right through to the pithy finish. 40% Alc./Vol. Other reviews... Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 80 - 85.9 points - 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
- ABV 40%
- $105.00 Bottle
Tasting note: This is the distillery's regular gin, aged in ex-whisky casks for over a year, then infused with laminaria seaweed (kombu). The result has a bouquet suggesting green balsa wood, thyme, lemon grass as well as hints of sea breeze, but with a stronger citrus accent in the mouth. In fact, the wood input is slight. Instead, you get flavours of lemon chutney and juniper combined with frail salinity, finishing with a refreshing astringency. Other botanicals include cassia bark, licorice root, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, cubeb berry and grain of paradise. 47% Alc./Vol. Other reviews... Silver medal at International Spirits Challenge 2018
- ABV 47%
- Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA$110.00 Bottle
This chardonnay macerated gin has been aged in a Voyager Estate MJW Chardonnay barrel and infused with a unique blend of botanicals from Margaret River. Whole bunches of freshly picked Chardonnay grapes from Voyager Estate have been macerated for three months in a Juniper spirit, before being blended with individual distillations of Christmas Tree flower, Geraldton Wax, Red Samphire, Finger Lime and Coriander. This is the first time Christmas Tree flower been used in a spirit. This ancient bush tucker, which is endemic to the southern parts of Western Australia, has an enticing earthy and honeysuckle undertone. The Geraldton Wax imparts a liveliness with fresh forest aroma that develops with lemongrass and citrus, while there's a warming saltiness from the Red Samphire. The final maturation in a French oak barrique contributes a golden hue. Hand bottled as a run of 350 bottles, this textural gin tastes like Christmas captured in a bottle. It has a complex and feminine bouquet, with vanilla bean and floral notes reminiscent of a Summer’s day. A honeysuckle sweetness, delicate citrus and fresh forest accents linger on the palate, with a warming saltiness and a velvety mouthfeel. Best enjoyed over ice, as a martini, or with a tonic mixer. Garnish with dehydrated grapefruit or orange. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
- $99.99 Bottle
Tasting note: Matured in ex-Martinborough Pinot Noir French oak barrels for three months, this amber gold expression slightly tames the herbaceousness of the distillery's 'Native' gin. Thyme, lemon oregano and tarragon feature on the nose along with hints of Summer pudding. There's an appealing cough lozenge character on the palate, with dried herbs and pepper accented at the finish. 42% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 42%
- South Australia, AUSTRALIA$105.00 Bottle
Tasting note: After ten months inside a 300-litre French oak x McLaren Vale Muscat barrel, the result isn't as sweet as you might expect. Fairly traditional aromas arrive with a fresh and fruity lift, like some novel gin cocktail - you also get a little dried fruit character on the palate, moderated by hints of spiced citrus, cough lozenge and lemon chutney. Over ice, a nice medley of flavours or try it in a Gin New Fashioned. 43.4% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 43.4%
South Australia, AUSTRALIA$99.99 Bottle
An aged Gin that references the barrels and blood spilt back in the days of prohibition. This project has been quietly maturing since co-founders Adam Carpenter and Wes Heddles opened at the company’s Gilbert St distillery. They had x Bourbon barrels that had recently being emptied of Barossa Shiraz, re-coopered into a smaller format then re-charred to restore their toasty character. The resulting gin is a big, bold, barrel strength style retaining a gentle shiraz note along with a rich oaked rye back note. Following the trade launch, Carpenter commented, "everyone loved the flavour, the complexity and how different it is to anything else out there, it’s not like any other shiraz gin as there’s no fruit contact, but it’s not your average barrel aged either.” Recommended with soda, in a classic Negroni, gin Old Fashioned or Boulevardier. 60% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 60%
This Sardinian craft gin from Zeddiani was barrel aged for 12 months in chestnut barrels that previously held Vernaccia di Oristano wine. Besides juniper, myrtle, thyme, fennel, sage and lemon peel are added to the infusion. Tasting note: Pale straw-gold. Crushed pine buds, light thyme and lemon oregano aromas. Oily entry offers hints of anise and dried herbs, building with peppery warmth. Delicate juniper rounds off an elegant and attractive lighter style. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
- Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA$49.99 Bottle
Tasting note: Matured in a Chardonnay barrel, ageing has toned back and integrated the aromatics while adding an attractive lemon-lozenge key note. A fresh lemony character is present on the palate which is pleasingly astringent and nicely balanced. The finish leaves you with lingering traces of lemon and pine buds. Non chill filtered. 38% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 38%