One of the few craft gins made in Australia, Four Pillars was founded in 2013 in the Yarra Valley close to Melbourne using 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 the four pillars of the gin; the still, the water, the botanicals and their passion for craft.
Chardonnay Barrel Gin is smooth and super sippable gin. The 2018 vintage has spent an entire year in French Oak ex-Chardonnay barrels giving the palate beautiful softness, with a little more sweetness than previous releases. There"â€žÂ¢s also a development of light cinnamon and nutmeg flavours, along with the trademark ginger from the cardamom.
Juniper berries, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, liquorice root, nutmeg, lime zest, fresh cucumber peel and olive oil.
Soft toffee, fragrant jasmine and lemon peel are the most prominent notes, among spice from cardamom and gingerbread.