Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin 70cl
The award for International Gin Producer of the Year caps off a pretty epic 2019 for Four Pillars who, among a bagful of accolades both local and international, became the first ever local distillery to be awarded Australia's Liquor Brand of the Year at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards.
they took their base botanicals and upped the amount of Tasmanian pepperberry leaf and cinnamon. Then they added an exotic West African spice called Grains of Paradise; one of the most unusual spices in the world, with clove and Sichuan characters. But although very powerful, the spice tends to glow rather than become hot.
Four Pillars also decided to use local, organic blood oranges in the botanical basket, as well as some ginger. These wonderfully fragrant fresh botanicals help lift the spice to another level. Finally, they opened up the plates to add weight and intensity to the gin.
Yarra Valley-based distillery Four Pillars Gin was recently presented with the industry's greatest accolade, the 2019 International Gin Producer of the Year at the 50th Annual International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.
Four Pillars Gin was established in 2013 in the Yarra Valley on the outskirts of Melbourne and has become one of the world's benchmark distilleries, Australia's No.1 craft spirit and a leading light in the Australian gin revolution. Four Pillars today produces around 100,000 cases of gin annually (equivalent to 600,000 bottles). Australia is in the middle of a gin boom which has seen consumption of locally-produced gin grow by 33% in 2018 and likely a similar number in 2019. There is estimated to be around 180 distilleries in Australia producing gin today. In 2013 there were fewer than 15. In the past five years, Australian consumption of gin has increased by 15.2% per annum and Four Pillars has grown at an average of 83.4% a year since its launch in 2013.
|Spirit Brand||Four Pillars|
|Country of Production||Australia|
|ABV (% vol)||43.8|
|Gin Style||Flavoured Gin|
|Gin Botanicals||Cinnamon, Ginger, Juniper, Orange, Star Anise|
|Gin Tonic Pairing||1724 Tonic, Fevertree Tonic|
What the critics & awards say
The IWSC Award for International Gin Producer of the Year is recognition of Four Pillars Gin's leading role in the world of gin up to and including 2019, creating some of the most awarded gins on the planet and leading the way for craft spirits producers around the world through its commitment to collaboration, creativity, design and world-class experiences, all anchored by its home in Healesville, Yarra Valley. The award for International Gin Producer of the Year caps off a pretty epic 2019 for Four Pillars who, among a bagful of accolades both local and international, became the first ever local distillery to be awarded Australia's Liquor Brand of the Year at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards.
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