Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is crafted to deliver the best of all worlds: a perfect, classic gin and also something that would fascinate and delight even the most hardened gin fanatic. It’s spicy but with great citrus, a truly modern Australian gin.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin captures the essence of contemporary Australia’s heritage in Europe and Asia. Using whole oranges is unusual, but Australian citrus is highly aromatic and supports the spicier botanicals like cardamom.
The cinnamon and star anise add rich fruitcake tones, the Tasmanian pepperberry leaf provides warmth rather than heat, and the lemon myrtle is a beautiful alternative to lemon peel.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin has been awarded medals at three prestigious international competitions in 2014: Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Silver in the London International Wine & Spirits Competition, and most recently Gold at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Chances are, your first Four Pillars experience will be with the Rare Dry Gin. It’s a dry gin alright, but not in a traditional London style. What does that mean? In short, the juniper is still there as a canvas, but painted on that canvas is a gorgeous blend of modern Australian flavours, with the citrus of Southern Europe combining with the spice of South East Asia. All of which makes it an entirely too drinkable gin.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin makes the best G&T in the world, and it’s always a good idea to play with tonic waters, garnishes and ratios to find your perfect match. Start with a ratio of two or three parts tonic to one part gin, garnished with orange or red grapefruit, and the coldest ice you can find (once you have your tonic ratio right you don’t want melty ice watering down your drink).
For your second Rare Dry Gin adventure, try a Negroni… equal parts gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth, stirred gently over ice and garnished with a twist or slice of orange. For those who don’t like their drinks too bitter, swap the Campari for Aperol and you have yourself a Contessa.
You might be a purist of course and want to head straight for a Martini, or you might be playful and want to make it dirty, or try a Martinez, or sip a Tom Collins.
No.1 STILL - A magnificent copper pot still, made by CARL in Germany. She's called Wilma.
No 2 WATER - The best in the world, from the Yarra Valley.
No 3 BOTANICALS - Some native to Australia, some sourced from around the world.
No 4 LOVE - A commitment to craft and attention to detail every step of the way.