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 White Rye
94 points
Clear color. Elegant aromas of heirloom pears, pastry crust, wet grass, honey, meyer lemon, and apple blossom with a round, crisp, fruity light body and a layered, long ground ginger and nutmeg, caraway, violet, bran muffin, and cream finish. An outstanding white whiskey akin to a fine eau de vie; skillfully made with delicate notes that stimulate the senses.
94 points $67.68
Crawley’s Spiced Honey Apple Syrup
92 points
Best Buy
Opaque sedimentary amber color. Lively, nutty, fruity aromas of gingerbread, zucchini-apple bread, and delicate brown spices with a supple, soft, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long pure clover honey and cinnamon finish. A great spiced apple syrup that really cranks up the volume and midrange of a whisky-based cocktail like a whisky smash.
92 points $20 Best Buy
McHenry Barrel Aged Gin
90 points
Slivery straw color. Lively, attractive, spicy creamy aromas and flavors of spiced meringue and nougat, coconut creme brulee, peach scone, and floral juniper with a satiny, soft, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing accents of sarsaparilla float, white chocolate graham crackers, peppercorns, and delicate herbs finish. A delicious, harmonious marriage of fruity gin and creamy spicy oak.
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
Crawley’s Burnt Orange & Vanilla Syrup
89 points
Best Buy
Opaque sedimentary golden amber color. Mild, fruity aromas and flavors of baked orange, dark caramel drizzled mango, and vanilla pudding with a soft, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, breezy finish. A flavorful, well made syrup that brings a delicious, confectionary orange character to plot of a clever cocktail.
89 points $20 Best Buy
McHenry "Puer" Triple Distilled Vodka
89 points
Clear color. Bright, grainy aromas and flavors of grain sack and flour, carob, clay, and baked nectarine with an even, soft, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of date cookie, wheat cracker, pepper, and chocolate skim milk finish. An interesting combination of sweet grain and creamy notes like a white whisky that will yield excellent cocktail possibilities.
89 points $43.99
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.
Crawley’s Bartender Orgeat Syrup
88 points
Best Buy
Cloudy slivery straw color. Mild, oily aromas and flavors of almond oil, crushed whole nuts, cherry pit, and suede with a soft, fruity sweet medium-full body and a smooth, cheery finish displaying notes of honey, horchata, and wax finish. A purely, mellow, nicely balanced almond syrup that pops nicely in cocktails.
88 points $20 Best Buy
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.