About Australian Spirits

About Australian Spirits
There are numerous types of spirits produced in Australia, from fruit, honey and coffee liqueurs to vodka to single malt whiskeys. While the industry is not well known, it is growing in leaps and bounds and recently, there has been a lot of publicity for the single malts produced in the southern island of Tasmania.

Look for more spirits and liqueurs from Australia to hit the US market and receive much more media attention.

Top Picks for Australia

Archie Rose Six Malt New Make Whisky
93 points
Clear color. Aromas of caramel-drizzled figs, brownie batter, guajillo pepper, and roasted coffee bean with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a charming, medium-length candied ginger, dried cherry, and tarragon finish. A wildly complex unaged whisky that offers the curious drinker a richly flavored cocktail ingredient; a finely crafted spirit that may be a fun and creative substitute for tequila.
Archie Rose Unaged Rye Whisky
92 points
Clear color. Aromas of pressed flowers, crystallized lime peel, quince jam, graham cracker, and lemon custard with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length apples in creme, stone fruit, and sweet corn pudding finish. An outrageously drinkable unaged whisky that offer delicate notes of florals and fruit; sophisticated.
Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky
92 points
Light amber color. Aromas of rye seed, burlap, cherry preserves on pumpernickel, cola, and violet petals with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length Nutella, crystalized ginger, rose hips, chocolate cake, and roasted pecan finish. A bold rye whisky with big grain notes and sultry kisses of chocolate; a fun craft whiskey to sip and savor.
Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky
90 points
Gold color. Aromas of ripe banana, grilled granny smith apples, cantaloupe, and white pepper with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length white tea, butter, coriander seed, caraway, magnolia, and spiced caramel finish. A fascinatingly fruity single malt that makes for a pleasant summer dram or serves as a secret weapon in rum cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa Di Pinot Grigio
89 points
Clear color. Fruity, earthy aromas of green apple, dolmades, dried fig and apricot, and green tea with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length bitter lemon, herbal jelly, and fresh radish finish. A rustic but silky grappa; hospitality in a glass.
Vantage Botanical Spirit
89 points
Clear color. Aromas of lemongrass, crystalized lemon peel, and ginger with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length peppercorn, candied yuzu, and lemon-poppyseed muffin finish. Bright, decadent spirit to boost body and lemony flavor in classic, multi-component cocktails
Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore alla Liquirizia
88 points
Dark brown black color. Spicy aromas and flavors of black licorice and autumn leaves with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, breezy finish that shows accents of dark roast coffee, cola, malta, and buttered pumpernickel with cinnamon sugar finish. A rich licorice-flavored liqueur that brings a welcome bitter, coffee-cola character the the table.
Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore allArancia
87 points
Gold color. Aromas of naval orange peel and marmalade with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a smooth, quick meyer lemon, pink grapefruit zest, and dried flowers finish. An all-natural liqueur that will be lovely for holiday cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa Di Prosecco
86 points
Silver color. Aromas of wool, parmesan rind, plantain peel, and charred cereals with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity light body and a silky, medium-length tangerine, lavender, jasmine, apple liqueur, and nickel finish. A crafty grappa with a bright and fruity center.
Pietro Gallo Estate Limoncello Classico
85 points
Hazy straw yellow color. Aromas of natural lemon oil, lemon yogurt, and citronella with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish. A natural lemon liqueur that will bring a poignant citrus note to cocktails.