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.
Tasting note: Intense yellow-gold with thick legs. Offers unusual hints of crushed ant and orange cordial in the opening sniff. Second pass finds juniper/menthol freshness infused with hints of lemon thyme and saffron. Feather-light, supple, rounded mouthfeel with delicate cumin / turmeric / saffron-like flavours over refreshing background juniper. Restrained vanilla sweetness enters at the finish. Closes with faint saffron, bitter peel and ginger-like warmth in the aftertaste. Understated yet engaging. Enjoy this as it is. 47% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 47%
- $59.99 Bottle
Tasting note: Pale brass-gold colour is reminiscent of young Chardonnay. Nosing finds a delightful harmony of citrus, coriander, woody juniper and pine needle underscored by subtle sweetness. Follows through with vivacious, full bodied flavours of juniper, pepper and lemon cough lozenge, ending piney, fresh and well balanced with hints of cardamom and citrus zest in the aftertaste. The pick of the bunch from this distillery. 49% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 49%
- $99.99 Bottle
Tasting note: [Batch 2 tasted] Aged in small American oak barrels that previously held Bourbon, then Tasmanian whisky. Pale gold. Opens with aromas of green wood or balsa, filling out with scents of orange peel, coriander and vanilla. 3-4 minutes ups the sweetness while maintaining the orange theme. Light bodied with attractive ripe citrus flavours and warming spirit. Frail aftertaste hints at coriander and pine. Medium long. 43.5% Alc./Vol. Limited run of 338 bottles.
- ABV 43.5%
Tasmania, AUSTRALIA$79.99 Bottle
- ABV 40%
Named after the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the island's rarest bird, and produced at the Lark Distillery, this gin matches traditional gin botanicals with Tasmanian pepperberry. Winner of Best Australian Matured Gin at the 2019 World Gin Awards.
This special 'Winter Release' has been barrel aged (cask types will vary from batch to batch) with twenty carefully chosen botanicals giving it a subtle golden hue. 40% Alc./Vol.
- 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%
- Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA$160.00 Bottle
An exclusive experimental release of only 250 bottles: Patient Wolf Summer Thyme Gin was rested in an x Chardonnay French Oak barrel for seven months which had previously been used to age Chardonnay and then Brett Saison Beer. Earthy spice, honey and candied citrus feature in a delivery that's almost violet-crumble like. High ABV, yet incredibly smooth, the French Oak wood has contributed colour, sweetness, weight and texture. 48% Alc./Vol. Very limited stocks.
- ABV 48%
- 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%
- 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%
- 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%
- 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%