Four Pillars started with the idea of making a kick-arse tonic many years ago but then thought ‘why not go all the way and create a great modern Australian gin?’
Four Pillars Distillery was established with a clear purpose in mind: to elevate the craft of distilling in Australia and celebrate the art of cocktail making.
"We thought, if we can do that we can help people drink better, not more. If the drinks we created evoked the diverse and cosmopolitan spirit of the Australia we love, we would have the makings of a modern classic Australian brand. Gin was our first spirit of focus."
The founders of Four Pillars (three bald pillars: Stuart Gregor, Matt Jones and Cameron McKenzie) have always loved gin and cocktails. And Cam and Stu have worked in wine for more years than they’d care to remember.
Their drive to create Four Pillars can be summed up as follows: "we just love great drinks, we love cocktails, and we love craft."
At the Four Pillars distillery the aim is to elevate the craft of distilling, so everything they make is crafted on four pillars.
No.1 - Stills - "Our magnificent copper pot stills, made by CARL in Germany."
No.2 - Water - "The best in the world, from our home in the Yarra Valley."
No.3 - Botanicals - "Some native to Australia, some sourced from around the world. Some dry, and some fresh."
No.4 - Love - "A commitment to craft and attention to detail every step of the way."
Four Pillars offers walk-in tastings of their stellar gin range, available at $10 per person and refundable with purchase of any 700mL bottle of gin.
Please note, however, that groups of 9 and over will need to book in advance due to the distillery's limited capacity.
The full scope of the Four Pillars website can't be fully replicated here, so we encourage you to visit yourself to read more about the distillery's history and philosophy. A number of delicious cocktail recipes as well as their online store will get you well on your way to appreciating a new level of gin.
A visit to the physical distillery is, of course, also highly recommended.
Four Pillars Gin Distillery
- Sunday to Thursday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
- Friday and Saturdays: 10.30am - 9pm (tastings only available until 5.30pm)
HOLIDAY SEASON HOURS
- Christmas Eve: Open until 6pm
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Boxing Day: Closed
- New Year’s Eve: Open until 9pm
- New Year’s Day: Open from 12pm
- Address: 2a Lilydale Road, Healesville VIC 3777
- Ph: 5962 2791