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
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Inner Circle
Green Dot Rum
Gold color. Bold, complex, phenolic aromas of rubber cement, scorched copper, grilled fruits and nuts, and burnt sugar with a supple, racy, dryish medium-full body and a hot, distinctive, long caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and mocha finish. A fiery and brash overproof rum that brings a lot of flavor and potstill character to the cocktail table; try with a splash or two of water to calm the fire.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207149
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur
Light copper pink color. Attractive complex aromas of bubblegum, spiced oranges and peaches, honeysuckle, and banana with a silky, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a tingling, elegant, very long bitter herbs and barks, circus peanut, smoked pepper, and wormwood tea finish. An outstanding bitter liqueur with great depth and exotic flavor.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207151
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
The Australian Herbal Liqueur
Bright electric peridot color. Bold complex aromas and flavors of forest herbs, apple mint jelly, eucalyptus honey, and pepper with a satiny, racy, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, subtle, long finish with notes of menthol tobacco, minerals, and white pepper. An intense roller coaster of herbal forest flavors with a nice cooling effect.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207154
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Bucku Whiskey Liqueur
Golden amber color. Rich aromas and flavors of caramelized nut, vanilla custard, coconut, and chestnut honey with a silky, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with notes of brown spices, oak, spiced cherry, and peach skin with light oak. A delicious whisky liqueur with great bourbon and spice character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207155
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Kurumba Rum Liqueur
Pale amber color. Rich aromas and flavors of warm rubber, copper, pepper, and honey with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of dried fruits and flowers, peppery spices, minerals, and cane. A lovely rum liqueur with great pot still character that will shine in cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211231
Beenleigh
5 Year Old Double Barrel Rum
Bright amber color. Rich, attractive, fruity aromas of bananas foster, chocolate cherry and nuts, and mocha buttercream with a velvety, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cream brulee, white toffee, cherry cola, and peppermint finish. A nicely confected dark rum for mixing.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207157
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Eaux-de-Vie Apricot
Clear color. Lively aromas of apricot gelato and peach blossoms with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy violet gum, minerals, delicate pepper, and peach salt water taffy finish. A solid peach liqueur with a pretty floral character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207152
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Honey Dew Melon Liqueur
Pale silver emerald color. Attractive fruity aromas and flavors of honeydew melon, toasted chestnut, and pumpernickel toast with a oily, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish with notes of melon yogurt, earth, cucumber, and celery. Nice purity and delicacy of melon fruit here.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Crawley’s
Spiced Honey Apple Syrup
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207148
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Wild Forest Plum Liqueur
Bright garnet color. Rich aromas of raspberries, sour cherry, and beet with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long green apple, celery, and parsley root finish. A delicious and deep fruit liqueur that will be a pleasure to mix with.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab