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 Sherry cask solera is made up of 42 casks, some from Spain and some from a friend of Four Pillars who makes famous Australian fortified wines, historically known as "Australian Sherry" and now known as Apera.
They’re much older than the Chardonnay barrels, varying in age from 15 to 35 years old. These barrels were first filled more than a year ago, and this is the first solera release taken only from the bottom row of barrels.
Slightly deeper in colour, this is a rich, intense and layered barrel aged gin. A pine needle quality underpins some amazing complexity. The residual Sherry and Apera characters have integrated beautifully with the deeper cassia and star anise flavours - think dried fruits and nuts. The addition of some Spanish Amontillado Sherry has added some length and sweetness to the final gin. Sip it neat over ice or try it in a Tuxedo, or one of these Four Pillars Gin originals.
- Additional Information
Name Four Pillars Sherry Cask Aged Gin Country Australia Region Yarra Valley, Victoria ABV% 43.8% Size 500ml Dietary Information No