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

Lyre’s Italian Orange Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
93 points
$35.99
Medium salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of gentian, ginger, orange peel, angelica, cinnamon stick, and tonka bean with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of ripe strawberry, orris root, and jasmine tea finish. A round and highly pleasing non-alcoholic spirit that elevates the no-ABV sipping experience; a round, refreshing, palate-opening beverage for spirit-free aperitivos.
93 points $35.99
Archie Rose Distillers Strength Gin
93 points
$99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of gardenia bath powder, dried rose petal, gentle notes of juniper, ripe Italian lemons, and orris root with a glycerous, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing overtones of lime, spearmint, menthol, and juniper. A powdery and floral nose leads to a somewhat mentholated palate in this bold, commanding Gin that provides layers of flavor.
Archie Rose Six Malt New Make Whisky
93 points
$119
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.
Lyre’s Italian Spritz Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
92 points
$35.99
Crimson red color. Aromas and flavors of marasca cherry, rose hips, fruit punch, watermelon, ginger, spiced honey, and lime peel with a supple, bright, sweet light body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of rhubarb. A bittersweet, somewhat tropical cocktail ingredient for summer spritzers, and poolside libations; a fun and complex option when you want a break from booze.
92 points $35.99
Archie Rose Unaged Rye Whisky
92 points
$99
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
$120
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
$120
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.
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
89 points
$79
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, bay, ground ginger, and cracked pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, buoyant finish. A dry and spicy Gin for highballs and citrusy cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa Di Pinot Grigio
89 points
$60
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
$46
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