IWSC 2021 Gin Winners
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IWSC 2021 Bronze Award Winner
Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin
From Four Pillars Distillery
Four Pillars started back in 2013 with three mates (Cam, Stu and Matt) who had a love of craft products, and who recognised that Australia had the delicious and diverse flavours, and creativity, to be able to produce some of the world’s best gin. Following this realisation, they set about sourcing a Christian Carl still from Stuttgart, which they named after Cam's late mum, Wilma. They then set up their home in famed wine region, the Yarra Valley, and got to work on producing the perfect modern Australian gins. Fast forward to now and Four Pillars is Australia’s number one craft spirit and a leading light in the Australian and global gin revolution, awarded International Gin Producer of the Year in 2019 and 2020 by the IWSC.
Four Pillars makes a range of gins headlined by its original Rare Dry Gin, Olive Leaf Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin, Navy Strength Gin and the cult favourite Bloody Shiraz Gin. They also produce a range of barrel-aged gins, including the sought-after Australian Christmas Gin and limited release collaborative gins made with distillers, bartenders and friends.
Four Pillars’ home remains in Healesville in the Yarra Valley where the Distillery is located, with a second home, a world-class Laboratory, that opened in Sydney’s Surry Hills in 2020.
Four Pillars was founded by Cameron Mackenzie alongside drinks industry veteran Stuart Gregor and creative brand strategist Matt Jones in 2013. The three founders remain at the helm of the business and today Four Pillars produces around 600,000 bottles of gin per year and is distributed in more than 30 markets across the world.
Gin-Note.com™ flavour guidance
Savoury and Elegant
Distilled with olive oil and olive leaf, it is textural and bright, perfect for a devilishly good martini.
Ideal mixer: Mediterranean Tonic
Recommended garnish: Lemon wheel and sprig of rosemary
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|Nose:||A bright citrus scent stemming from Australian lemon myrtle, ripe lemons and grapefruit, with the presence of fresh bay leaf and rosemary.|
|Palate:||A beautiful, generous texture resulting from olive oil and macadamia nuts, with balanced flavours of subtle olive, crisp lemon and fresh herb.|
|Finish:||Leaves a clean savoury impression, that has a longing for more effect|
|Serve:||Fantastically refreshing with a mixer and garnished with lemon and a rosemary sprig, or stirred over ice with dry vermouth and garnished with olives to make the world’s best dirty martini.|