First time taking on an Ozzie gin. Finally.
Four Pillars, been seeing their gin for some time, perhaps most prominent distillery in Australia. As per them, this rare dry gin is their "heart and soul." While this gin only sports 41.8% ABV, it does feel a little stronger than it is. Local botanicals like tasmanian pepperberry, lemon myrtle creating a spicy/citrus balance but it's the inclusion of whole oranges which makes it different. Using baby mandarin peel zest and a Mediterranean tonic for some floral taste to complement it all.
Winner of Double Gold at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and 2014, Gold at the Global Gin Masters 2016, and Gold at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014. 👏👏
Double tap this, now. ❤