Four Pillars Distillery
Four Pillars X Hernö, Dry Island Gin (700 ml)
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42.8% Bottle size: 700ml
Introducing Four Pillars’ Swedish-Australian collaboration. Together, Jon Hillgren (Founder and Master Distiller, Hernö Gin) and Cam McKenzie (Founder and Distiller, Four Pillars Gin) created a one-off gin embodying the best of both our worlds, a Dry Island Gin. A tribute to our hot dry island continent and their country of thousands of islands.
They distilled with juniper, coriander, river mint, roasted wattleseed, strawberry gum, lemon myrtle, and fresh lemons, plus meadowsweet from Sweden. The result is bright and lifted with beautiful citrus notes and a lovely floral cut-grass character. The palate is weighty with a fresh pine forest character.
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.