We can’t do Australia, without a good Australian spirit based cocktail. Here’s a cracking gin from the Yarra – Four Pillars.
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria. It’s known for great high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine.
It’s wine country, but they also make, in the words of Four Pillars co-founder Stuart Gregor, “The world’s best gin”.
They seem to be on the money winning Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Silver at the London International Wine & Spirits Competition in the past six months.
But why is it called Four Pillars?
“Well, there are two stories – the one for publication is that we are building this business and the gin on four pillars – our still, the water, simply excellent botanicals and a passion for craft. “The other story of why it’s called Four Pillars might slip out after a few Negronis. Let’s just say it’s a little more ‘colourful’ than the version that appears on the bottle,”
Cameron Mackenzie, MD and Master Distiller at Four Pillars
Four Pillars & Fizz
45 mL Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
30mL Blood Orange Juice
Rosemary to garnish
Mix the gin, Averna and blood orange juice over ice in a highball glass, charge with soda and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
What’s your favourite gin cocktail?
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