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 Apéritif Dry Non Alcoholic Spirit
93 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of orange peel, violet, honey, vanilla, and hints of sesame with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length bitter lemon, cucumber, gentian, bay leaf, chamomile, and candied ginger finish. A floral, herbal, slightly bitter Spirit Alternative that will create balanced spirit-free cocktails; a refreshing offering for the moments you choose to abstain from alcohol.
Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky
93 points
Bright amber color. Aromas and flavors of rye crisps with whole grain mustard, buckwheat porridge, ground ginger, chocolate malt milkshake, tarragon, violets, and caraway with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of honey wheat toast and peppered honey finish. A full-flavor spice cabinet of a Whiskey with a creamy mouthfeel; style and character for days.
Lyre’s Italian Orange Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
93 points
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
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
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
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
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 White Rye Unaged Whisky
91 points
Clear color. Green aromas of rye seed, peppered sourdough, fresh sprouts, sugared banana, rose petals, and toasted sesame with a glycerous, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted and buttered black bread, sweet pickles, ginger, marzipan, and star anise finish. A round and mild Unaged Whiskey with delicate nuances; a fun one to sip on the rocks.
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.
Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky
89 points
Amber color. Malty aromas of toasted oats, spiced apple chutney, oolong tea, yeasty breads, and toasted marshmallow with a silky, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length cinnamon-turmeric latte, sticky buns, berry preserves, wildflower honey, and spiced nuts finish. A spicy, malty Whisky with a chewy, flavorful finish.