size 500 ml
Four Pillars Distillery
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43.8% Bottle size: 500ml
This brand new release is one the Four Pillars team have been experimenting with for a while.
The Sherry Cask Gin is taken from the Four Pillars 42 cask solera of Spanish Sherry and Australian Apera casks. The final blend is given a tweak of Amontillado Sherry to finish, producing a sipping gin with nutty, sweet flavours.
Slightly deeper in colour than the Chardonnay Barrel Gin, this is a rich, intense and layered gin. A pine needle quality underpins some amazing complexity in our Sherry Cask Gin. The residual Sherry and Apera characters have integrated beautifully with the deeper cassia and star anise flavours - think dried fruits and nuts.
The addition of a tiny amount of Spanish Amontillado Sherry has added some length and sweetness to the final gin. Sip it neat over ice or try it in a Tuxedo, a classic cocktail made with gin, Sherry and orange bitters.
Both Chardonnay Barrel and Sherry Cask gins should be first tried neat or on the rocks with a twist of orange to really make the most of those subtle, yet distinct flavours inflicted by the solera systems. You can also mix them up up into a cracking Old Fashioned or Martinez.
About Four Pillars Distillery: We established Four Pillars with a focus on gin. But great gin doesn’t just make itself.
We recognised that our real focus would need to be on the craft of distilling. But the story starts back in 2013 we embarked on a tour of the US West Coast, from Portland down to San Francisco, identifying distilling techniques and equipment we admired. What stood out above all to us was that all the gins we loved on our trip were made in a Carl still.
18 months later, we took delivery of our own custom-built still from Carl of Germany, and we called her Wilma (after Cameron’s beautiful but explosively tempered late mother). And Wilma turned out to be amazing, drawing extraordinary botanical flavour from a combination of rare, native and traditional botanicals. She delivers an unbelievable purity of spirit (the gin comes out of Wilma at 93.5% ABV) despite our unique approach of distilling our benchmark Rare Dry Gin with fresh, juicy biodynamic and highly-aromatic oranges. And she has now been joined by her larger sister Jude, and significantly smaller sister Eileen - both also made by Carl.
We hope you agree we’re on the right path. The judges at a number of prestigious international competitions must think so, as we've been awarded a Double Gold, Gold or Master status for all our mainstay gins in the past two years.