The Latest from KI Spirits

  • Kis Gin brings home the trophy from THE AUSTRALIAN DISTILLED SPIRITS AWARDS.

    Sarah & Sophie represented Kis at The Australian Distilled Spirits awards.

     A traditional gin flavoured with native plants and distilled in the wilds of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has taken out the Champion’s Trophy in the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards handed out by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in Melbourne overnight. ‘Old Tom’ – crafted by Kangaroo Island Spirits at its Cygnet River distillery near Kingscote – boasts a distinctly Australian flavor enhanced by the inclusion of foliage from the coastal Daisy bush (olearia axillaris), native Juniper (myoporum insulare) and locally grown Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle leaves. Its makers then doff their hats to tradition by aging the unique gin in French oak for a short time in the spirit of early London expressions. The Champion Gin Trophy is a major accolade for Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) owners Jon and Sarah Lark, who have been pursuing their dream of creating a uniquely Australian, world class gin seven days a week for just over a decade. “As passionate Australian craft distillers and committed food and wine ambassadors for Brand Kangaroo Island, we are delighted to celebrate this win and our product’s success,” the Larks said. “We like to think that Old Tom represents the unique attributes of the place it stems from and reflects the personalities of Kangaroo Islanders - wild, fun, sensitive, rural, ecological, old, new, caring, special, true to their history and roots and above all, great value! “Visitors to Kangaroo Island can experience those characteristics first hand – and those who can’t visit can taste it every time they sip a glass of Old Tom because the flavours and freshness of Kangaroo Island live in every bottle.” KIS co-owner Sarah Lark said the win owed much to the commitment of the Kangaroo Island Spirits team, friends within the industry, and the people who drink its spirits and provide “such encouraging feedback.” KIS also won a Silver and two Bronze Awards for other products in the show. Supplies of Old Tom are limited and only available by phone on 08 8553 9211. Other Kangaroo Island Spirits products and further information is available by

  • Kis Espresso Martini by Marysia

    Kis Nocino Espresso Martini

    We like ours as made by Marysia.

    45 mls Vodka
    15 mls Nocino
    10 mls of Maple Syrup (today I used Agave instead)
    30 mls fresh shot coffee.

    Shake all this with ice till chilled and strain into a martini glass.

    Garnish with grated dark chocolate.


    Great way to end an autumn weekend!

  • Bootlegging and Botanicals. Make your own Gin

    Kis "Shareing Session- Bootlegging and Botanicals" at Tasting Australia last week was a sell out.
    36 keen Gin people joined us for our first blend your own Gin session. We supplied 10 seperately distilled botanicals and a few basic hints/rules and then 36 personalised gins were created. Everyone created their own 200ml bottle to take home with a little extra for a G & T to celebrate.
    We plan to release these kits so you can do this your self or give us a call if you'd like us to host a session like this.


  • Old Tom Gin and the Origins Gin Palace.

    Had a great night at the Tasting Australia Origins Dinner.
    The Old Tom Gin we made for the night was a hit and we soon ran out of the doz and half bottles .
    Aged for only two months in a small reconditioned 40lt cask this blend of
    our Wild and O gins with the addition of a little Lemon and Aniseed myrtles and a dash of sugar. Very quaffable and our lovely friends from bespoke helped get the word out providing the crowd the crowd with Pennies and Halfpennies.....a few poor wretches could only aford a gin soaked rag! Drunk of a penny, dead drunk for two. Straw for free.
    We have a few bottles of this very limited release left and are deciding what to do with them..?
  • Kis at Fork on the Road, Adelaide's major pop- up event

    Bringing together in one place Adelaide's food trucks, vans, bikes and stalls in a monthly celebration of all the goodness of street food in a range of unique and inviting locations!

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