Four Pillars Rare Dry Bottling Note
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is made in a small distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. Everything the Four Pillars distillers make is based around their four pillars - the still, the water, the botanicals and love. It's sort of a bit like the four elements of hip hop.
Pillar 1 - The Four Pillars copper-pot still is called Wilma. Pillar 2 - The water they use from Yarra Valley is triple filtered. Pillar 3 - They use some local botanicals (Tasmanian pepperberry, lemon myrtle), some exotic botanicals (cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seeds and star anise) and some classic botanicals (juniper, lavender, angelica root), as well as whole oranges to give Four Pillars Gin its flavour profile. Pillar 4 - The distillers love what they do and love what they have made. It all adds up to a vibrant Australian gin which stands out in cocktails, but tastes just superb neat.
Nose: The juniper is light and sweet, supported by touches of chopped mint, fresh citrus and floral hints.
Palate: It opens with candied peels and angelica, with warm cinnamon and white pepper building to a spicy mid palate. Subtle fruity notes throughout.
Finish: Suitably drying on the finish, with lasting notes of liquorice and lemon zest.