4 Pillars has unveiled two new citrus variations of its unique Uncommon Dry Gin. Swapping out its trademark orange for brand new seasonal citruses, each gins are solely accessible for a restricted time.
Uncommon Dry Gin is trendy, shiny and massive on heat orange citrus that’s often known as the 4 Pillars basic gin. Rarer Dry Gin is a brand-spanking-new limited-edition taste, cumquat. Rarest Dry Gin, in the meantime, is bergamot-laden gin that can solely be round for a short while.
Made with 9 botanicals, plus contemporary oranges, Uncommon Dry Gin is the spine to 4 Pillars gin. However the query has been posed (and answered) of what occurs once you swap that iconic orange for a distinct citrus? That’s what the Uncommon Dry Gin variations are – curiosity distilled.
Final 12 months, 4 Pillars ran this swap-the-orange experiment with yuzu and bergamot (preserving all the opposite 9 botanicals precisely the identical) and it went down so nicely there’s now a year-round Contemporary Yuzu Gin within the vary, and bergamot has been purchased again for an additional season.
4 Pillars Rarer Dry gin introduces cumquat. A brand new citrus for the Aussie model, a few of these fruits have been tracked down within the distillery’s yard of the Yarra Valley, that are used alongside some from growers up in sunny Queensland. These small however mighty fruits pack an actual citrus punch and convey the nice and cozy notes of bitter orange, but additionally the intense contemporary notes of lemon and lime. To the gin they create a pure tanginess but additionally dial these decrease, rounded candy citrus flavors as much as 11. This gin actually lends itself to highball-style drinks.
“We’ve used a whole lot of cumquat,” stated Grasp Distiller Cameron Mackenzie, “about two occasions the quantity of orange we utilized in Uncommon Dry Gin, as a result of it may be extra refined and we needed this to be massive, and ship oomph. In comparison with Uncommon Dry, this gin is extra bitter, has an even bigger texture and is intentionally extra citrus-led.”
4 Pillars Rarest Dry Gin finds the return of bergamot is again. As a result of bergamot is the rarest of all citruses, it’s the Rarest Dry Gin. To style, inexperienced bergamot is a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, and if the fruit is picked early, when darkish inexperienced, the oils are stronger, vastly fragrant and extra bitter. In order that’s precisely what has been accomplished for this gin – the truth is when the crew zested it within the Distillery you would see the oils flying off the pores and skin and the scent was out-of-this-world magnificent.
The inexperienced bergamot offers natural, Earl Gray and bitter orange notes and creates a gin that heroes the larger botanicals like inexperienced cardamom, cassia, and Tasmanian pepperberry.
Single bottles can be found for $78, two-bottle bundles for $140, and three-pack bundles for$215 with free delivery. 700mL. ABV 41.8%. All of those bottlings are unique to Australia.
The bottled may be bought from the model’s official web site and the Gin Outlets on the 4 Pillars Healesville Distillery and 4 Pillars Surry Hills Laboratory from 20 September 2022.
In April, the model opened the first carbon impartial gin distillery in Australia.