Four Pillars, a small craft distillery from the Yarra Valley in Victoria, has been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco for their Rare Dry Gin for the second time in three years since launching in 2013. What’s more, of the 188 gins entered, Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is one of only two gins to have been awarded two double gold medals by the judges in the past three years.
It all started with a road trip down the West coast of the States in early 2013. This gave the Four Pillars founders, whose experience lies in fine wine production, insight into the emerging craft gin movement that had been gathering momentum in the US and UK. They came back to the Yarra Valley inspired by all they had discovered and curious to know what a truly modern Australian gin would taste like. And so their mission began: “to elevate the craft of distilling, celebrate the craft of the cocktail, and share the craft of modern Australia”.
The distillers at Four Pillars use purified Yarra Valley rainwater, whole oranges, Asian spices as well as indigenous botanicals such as Tasmanian Pepperberry and Lemon Myrtle Tree in the production of their small batch gin. It's modern Australia: a myriad of cultures where South East Asian spice meets Mediterranean citrus.
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