Four Pillars is the most-awarded gin brand in Australia and one of the most awarded in the world. It was named Distiller of the Year at the 2022 World Gin Awards. But Never Never Distilling Company’s Triple Juniper Gin Export Strength was named the World’s Best London Dry Gin.
While there are myriad different kinds of gin, the five main types are London dry (the gin you’re most likely aware of), New World (known for using a long list of herbs and botanicals), Plymouth (known for being drier than London dry gin and can only be produced in Plymouth, England), Navy Strength (named because of its imbibement by the British Royal Navy, it’s known for its high proof of 114 and above), and Old Tom (aged or un-aged, it’s known for its much sweet flavour profile than London dry gin).
With its founding in 2006 by Jon and Sarah Lark, Kangaroo Island Spirits was Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. Located in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island. This award-winning distillery produces gin, vodka, and a variety of liqueurs. Its success paved the way for the influx of award-winning, high-quality gins of today.