Four Pillars gin hails from Healesville in the Yarra Valley, about an hour out of Melbourne. The team behind it is Stuart Gregor, Cameron MacKenzie and Matt Jones. Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin uses ten botanicals – both local and exotic. The local botanicals include Tasmanian pepper berry and lemon myrtle and the exotics include juniper of course, cardamom, star anise, coriander seeds and fresh oranges. It is quite unusual to use fresh produce in gin, but Australian citrus is highly aromatic and supports the spicier botanicals. When enjoying a Four Pillars Rare Dry and tonic, it really shines when a garnish of a fresh orange wedge is used rather than other fruits.
Rare Dry Gin: A truly modern Australian style of gin, crafted using a combination of Mediterranean citrus, Asian spice, and local Australian botanicals.
Bloody Shiraz Gin: Each year Four Pillars takes local cool-climate Shiraz grapes and steep them in Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks. The resulting Bloody Shiraz Gin is rich in colour and flavour, all naturally occurring from the grapes (with no added sugar).
Spiced Negroni Gin: As its name implies, this gin is made specifically for Negronis. It uses Indonesian cubeb, grains of paradise, fresh ginger and blood oranges to beautifully balance out the sweeter components of the cocktail.
Navy Strength Gin: Similar in style to the Rare Dry Gin but with the addition of three fresh botanicals: turmeric to add weight and earthiness, ginger for spice and zesty native finger limes. Oh, and it’s 58.8% ABV!
Olive Leaf Gin: Five years in the making, four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin uses three types of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf tea from world-class groves of Victoria’s Cobram Estate. Botanicals like rosemary and bay leaf transport you to the Mediterranean, while native macadamia nuts and lemon myrtle make the gin distinctly modern Australian.
Fresh Yuzu Gin: Fresh Yuzu Gin started in 2017 when Four Pillars dabbled with yuzu while creating Pure Kisumé Gin in collaboration with Melbourne’s Kisumé restaurant. Now permanently part of the family, Fresh Yuzu Gin offers amazing aromatics that are a mix of lemon, mandarin, cumquat, and grapefruit. The palate also features ginger, turmeric and sencha genmaicha, a Japanese green tea with roasted brown rice, for depth of flavour.
There are seasonal, very limited releases from time to time such as Barrel Aged and Christmas gin. Follow us for timing of these popular releases. A visit to the Four Pillars distillery is a must!