The very first HOTTEST 100 AUS & NZ GINS of 2018, took place on Sunday, 27 January at Covent Garden West End, at a special event “GINUARY”, counting down the best Craft Gins, as voted by thousands of Gin lovers from all over the country in true Aussie Day style throughout the preceding months.

2018 was a huge year for local AUS/NZ craft Gin, with dozens of new arrivals to the scene, multiple limited releases from already established distillers, and an ever-growing number of amazing events celebrating this fine spirit. What better way to showcase and celebrate by launching the inaugural HOTTEST 100 AUS/NZ GINS COUNTDOWN in honour of this growing industry, and throwing a MASSIVE PARTY!

With 200+ gins stocked at Covent Garden, revellers were spoiled for choice! The drinks were flowing, the music was pumping, and the excited guests all waited in anticipation to see which tasty gin would make it to number one!!

SO HERE IT IS…

HOTTEST 100 AUS/NZ GINS OF 2018

# 1 : INK GIN
# 2 : FOUR PILLARS BLOODY SHIRAZ GIN
# 3 : ANTIPODES PINK GIN

# 4 : BROOKIES DRY GIN
# 5 : BROOKIES GIN SLOW GIN
# 6 : ARCHIE ROSE SIGNATURE DRY<
# 7 : BOTANIC AUSTRALIS
# 8 : FOUR PILLARS CHRISTMAS GIN
# 9 : 23RD STREET GIN
# 10 : ADELAIDE HILLS ‘GREEN ANT’ GIN
# 11 : BILLY GOATS GIN
# 12 : KALKI MOON
# 13 : MELBOURNE GIN COMPANY
# 14 : KARU DISTILLERY AFFINITY GIN
# 15 : KALKI MOON PREMIUM GIN
# 16 : FOUR PILLARS MODERN AUSTRALIAN
# 17 : FOUR PILLARS NAVY STRENGTH GIN
# 18 : BILLY GOATS ‘THE WISE OLD GOAT’
# 19 : ADELAIDE HILLS 78 DEGREES SUNSET GIN
# 20 : GRANDDAD JACKS GREENHOUSE GIN
# 21 : GRANDDAD JACKS 65 MILES GIN
# 22 : 36 SHORT BLOOD ORANGE
# 23 : APPLEWOOD GIN
# 24 : FOUR PILLARS RARE DRY
# 25 : SETTLERS PINK GIN
# 26 : GRANDDAD JACKS ‘TWO PENCILS’ GIN
# 27 : ARCHIE ROSE DISTILLER’S STRENGTH
# 28 : ADELAIDE HILLS 78 DEGREES GIN
# 29 : FOUR PILLARS SPICED NEGRONI
# 30 : GINIVERSITY BOTANICAL
# 31 : DISTILLERY BOTANICA
# 32 : ANTIPODES GIN
# 33 : POOR TOM’S DRY GIN
# 34 : NEVER NEVER TRIPLE JUNIPER
# 35 : FOUR PILLARS DRY ISLAND GIN
# 36 : PROHIBITION GIN
# 37 : PROHIBITION BATHTUB
# 38 : YOUNG HENRYS BARREL AGED
# 39 : SHEEPY WHEY GIN
# 40 : ART OF BOOZE
# 41 : STONEPINE ORANGE BLOSSOM
# 42 : SETTLERS YUZU GIN
# 43 : WEST WINDS CUTLASS
# 44 : HIPPOCAMPUS
# 45 : SPLENDID GIN
# 46 : MANLY SPIRITS COASTAL GIN
# 47 : FORTY SPOTTED RARE
# 48 : PATIENT WOLF
# 49 : GINIVERSITY LONDON DRY
# 50 : HELLFIRE LONDON DRY
# 51 : MT COMPASS BLACK PEPPER
# 52 : DASHER FISHER ‘OCEAN’ GIN
# 53 : BLIND TIGER
# 54 : ARTEMIS GIN
# 55 : MT COMPASS G3 GIN
# 56 : MT COMPASS BERRY GIN
# 57 : IRONBARK DRY GIN
# 58 : SETTLERS BREAKFAST GIN
# 59 : DEATH GIN
# 60 : APPLEWOOF ‘GIN OF LUST’
# 61 : IRONBARK WATTLESEED GIN
# 62 : YOUNG HENRYS NOBLE CUT
# 63 : POLTERGEIST ‘A TRUE SPIRIT’ GIN
# 64 : NOSFERATU BLOOD ORANGE GIN
# 65 : MANLY SPIRITS AUSTRALIAN GIN
# 66 : BOTANIC AUSTRALIS BUSHFIRE
# 67 : 36 SHORT SMALL BATCH GIN
# 68 : MCHENRY SLOE GIN
# 69 : WEST WINDS SABRE
# 70 : BASS & FLINDER ‘WILD & SPICY’
# 71 : 36 SHORT BARREL AGED GIN
# 72 : APPLEWOOD ‘MILTON MANGO’ GIN
# 73 : HELLFIRE SUMMER
# 74 : KIS “O” GIN
# 75 : KIS WILD GIN
# 76 : STONEPINE BLACK TRUFFLE GIN
# 77 : FOUR PILLARS SHERRY CASK
# 78 : ALL YOUNGS 1829 GIN
# 79 : KIS WHISKY BARREL AGED GIN
# 80 : APPLEWOOD ‘GIN OF ENVY’
# 81 : RED HEN GIN
# 82 : STONEPINE DRY GIN
# 83 : BASS & FLINDERS ‘SOFT & SMOOTH’
# 84 : SETTLERS SLOER GIN
# 85 : BROCKEN SPECTRE ‘GIN FOR TONIC’
# 86 : DEATH COFEE GIN
# 87 : HELLFIRE PIQUANT
# 88 : WEST WINDS BROADSIDE
# 89 : ABEL ESSENCE
# 90 : SETTLERS DRY GIN
# 91 : DEATH CHILI GIN
# 92 : MCHENRY FEDERATION
# 93 : ABEL QUINTESSENCE
# 94 : BROCKEN SPECTRE TASSIE SUMMER
# 95 : SCAPEGRACE GIN
# 96 : APPLEWOOD ‘GIN OF PRIDE’
# 97 : BASS & FLINDERS ‘CERISE’
# 98 : BOTANIC AUSTRALIS NAVY STRENGTH
# 99 : DASHER FISHER MOUNTAIN GIN
# 100 : APPLEWOOD ‘FIRST POINT’ GIN