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IWSC 2020 Gin Winners

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

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IWSC 2020 Gold Award Winner

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

From Four Pillars Distillery

Rare Dry Gin is our original (and still our favourite). It is, to us, simply the most delicious gin on the planet. We crafted it to deliver the best of all worlds: a classically smooth gin that combines Asian botanicals with great Mediterranean citrus. It’s spicy but with great citrus from the whole fresh oranges and native lemon myrtle, a truly modern Australian gin.

Four Pillars is a small Australian distillery based in Healesville in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley. Founded in 2013, they make a variety of gin based on their four pillars of great copper stills; pristine Yarra Valley water; traditional, exotic and indigenous botanicals, and a massive amount of love and attention to detail at every stage of their craft.

Wilma was their first 450L copper pot still, commissioned from CARL in Stuttgart (the best artisan still makers in the world). Today, with more gins to make and constant growth, Wilma has been joined by big sisters Jude and Beth and little sisters Eileen and Coral (who are perfect for experimental distilling).

They now proudly share a diverse range of gins, ranging from their original multi award winning Rare Dry Gin, to their bloody awesome Bloody Shiraz Gin. Four Pillars is bringing their delicious, modern Australian take on gin to the world.

These days their efforts extend to ageing gins in their solera of barrels, making delicious marmalade from left over gin-steamed oranges, as well as distilling a gin with Christmas puddings used in the botanical basket. Their love in their work continues to grow and everything they do is designed to elevate the craft of distilling gin in Australia.

Four Pillars Gin was named the 2019 International Gin Producer of the Year Award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.™ flavour guidance

Balanced and Aromatic

Combining native Australian and Asian botanicals with great Mediterranean citrus. Versatile and perfect for the world’s best cocktails.

Ideal mixer: Mediterranean tonic

Recommended garnish: Orange slice


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Nose:A clean, pronounced aroma of ripe orange and native Australian lemon myrtle, supported by a delicate warmth supplied by Tasmanian pepperberry leaf.
Palate:A smooth, freshness provided by a combination of classic piney notes, subtle citrus sweetness and spice supplied by cardamom, cassia bark and star anise.
Finish:A persistent but subtle tang of orange.
Serve:Well placed to fit in perfectly with any classic gin drink, whether it is the heart of a cocktail or a classic gin and tonic, served over big ice blocks and a splash of tonic with an orange slice to serve.