"One of the few craft gins made in Australia, Four Pillars was founded in 2013 in the Yarra Valley – close to Melbourne – and uses a CARL copper pot still called Wilma to produce its Dry Gin. Funded through Pozible – an Australian version of Kickstarter – Four Pillars is the brainchild of wine making and marketing duo Stuart Gregor and Cameron Mackenzie and brand guru Matt Jones, who want to produce the best craft spirits Australia has to offer.
The name Four Pillars was chosen as a reflection of their still, the water, the botanicals and their passion for craft. In many ways all four are not just well represented and apparent in the end product, they also lay a great foundation for future developments and other gins the team may want to produce. Four Pillars Gin is now sold in leading retailers and the best bars across Australia, and has been available in the UK since October 2014.
The Four Pillars team’s initial focus was to establish their Rare Dry Gin, but they have since launched a plethora of spirits. There’s Barrel-Aged Gin and Navy Strength Gin in the range, and a Bartender Series featuring Spiced Negroni Gin and, in another ode to the land, Modern Australian Gin. The team will soon focus on making an Old Tom Barrel-Aged Gin, a Sloe Gin and there are rumours down the grape vine of a couple of other exciting projects as well.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is crafted to deliver the best of all worlds: a perfect, classic gin and also something that would fascinate and delight even the most hardened gin fanatic. It’s spicy but with great citrus, a truly modern Australian gin capturing the essence of contemporary Australia’s heritage in Europe and Asia.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin has been awarded medals at a number of prestigious international competitions: Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and 2014, Gold at the Global Gin Masters 2016, and Gold at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014.
The juniper is light and sweet on the nose, supported by touches of chopped mint, fresh citrus and floral hints. The palate opens with candied peels and angelica, with warm cinnamon and white pepper building to a spicy mid palate. Subtle fruity notes throughout. Suitably drying on the finish, with lasting notes of liquorice and lemon zest."
Juniper berries, lemon myrtle, Tasmanian pepper berry, cinnamon, star anise, whole organic oranges.
Mediterranean/Herbal tonic garnished with an orange wedge and a cinnamon stick.
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Name Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin Country Australia Region Yarra Valley, Victoria ABV% 43% Size 700ml Dietary Information No