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.
Four Pillars Navy Strength is a gin very much in the Four Pillars style, but with the volume turned up slightly beyond 11. Fresh ginger brings spiciness to the gin, while turmeric adds weight and a lovely earthiness. Also in the botanical basket are some native finger limes, grown in Byron Bay. They have an intensity of flavour that is almost impossible to believe, and they help the gin attain super citrus notes and lovely high-toned freshness.
Navy Strength Gin
Juniper berries, whole oranges, lemon myrtle, coriander seeds, Tasmanian pepperberry leaf, angelica root, cardamom, star anise, cassia bark, lavender, green Szechuan, red Szechuan, cubeb berries, turmeric, pink grapefruit, ginger, grains of paradise, finger limes, gyokuro, desert lime, macadamia nut, quandong and red pine.
Intense aromatics of lime curd, pine needles. Fragrant spices of ginger and cassia mix perfectly with the intense citrus notes followed by a vanilla character which pulls it all together. The palate is intense - sweet and juicy - but it is still very clean.
Negroni garnished with a ginger slice.
Premium tonic garnished with ginger slices and a lime wedge.
Try as a wet martini garnished with a ginger slice.