After visiting Cobram Estate during olive harvest we realised olive oil could be a brilliant botanical alongside olive leaf. The aroma, flavour and texture of fresh olive is stunning, and we did a year of trials before finalising the recipe for this gin. The botanicals include a big base of juniper with a savoury overlay of coriander seed, rosemary, olive leaf, olive oil, bay leaf, lemon myrtle, macadamia, orris root, and fresh lemon and grapefruit. Fresh ingredients were vapour infused while the others macerated in the pot. We have used olive leaf and oil from the Picual, Hojiblanca and Coratina varieties. This gin is savoury, textural and bright. Perfect for any Martini – Gibson, dirty, or dry with a twist. For a longer drink try it in a Spanish-inspired gintonic, with rosemary
Four Pillars Gin launched back in 2013, it was among the first wave of craft distillers to produce a gin in Australia. The company is the brain child of wine making and marketing duo Stuart Gregor, Cameron Mackenzie and brand guru Matt Jones.
DID YOU KNOW?
Four Pillars has been awarded a Double Gold, Gold or Master status for all their mainstay gins in the past two years.