It’s time for you to cast your vote in The Bartender Magazine Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits Countdown

Get involved in the 3rd Annual Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits countdown to find Australia’s favourite local spirit brand

The team at Australian Bartender magazine are proud to announce that the Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits countdown is returning for a third year.

Step #2: Have your say! VOTING OPEN.
July 10th to July 24th

The regos are now in for all the brands. So now you can have your say in naming your favourite spirits brands. Also if there’s a brand there that you want to see but you can’t, let us know, and there is also a spot on the survey to add additional brands.

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YOU CAN ONLY TICK FIVE BOXES (or your vote will be void). And you can only vote ONCE! Voting will close on July 24th.

Step #3: Countdown & Announcement
4th September @ midday at the Potts Point Hotel at Indie Spirits Tasting during Sydney Bar Week 2022. Visit or

The Winning Spirit!
Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits Winning Spirit Prize
#1 Spirit will win a $10K advertising package with Australian Bartender!

The countdown is dedicated to recognising the hard work of our many local distilleries around the country. Since launching Indie Spirits Tasting back in 2015 we have watched the Aussie spirits category go from strength to strength and we now boast internationally renowned, top quality hooch across numerous categories.

2021 winner was the Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky, a multi-award winning whisky from Sydney. The team say of their Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky: “It is distinctly crafted to highlight six malts, as opposed to the typical one or two used in most whiskies, each with a unique profile and character. This six-malt mash bill, although incredibly low yielding, provides a significantly richer and more expressive flavour, full of distinct regional character.”

Never Never Distilling Co. Triple Juniper won in 2029.  Sean Baxter, founder of Never Never said of the win: “When we heard we took out the inaugural Hottest 100 Spirits Countdown it was without question one of the most valuable competitions to win. To be even be considered in the top 10 is a massive achievement, as it means the large majority of bartenders and operators who voted consider your brand to be doing all the right things in the industry.”

You can check out last year’s list here.