Only about an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD in Healesville is where you’ll be able to find the new Four Pillars Distillery. The much adored, award-winning Australian Gin will officially be opening it’s distillery doors to the public this weekend (31st October – 1st November) and celebrating with a series of masterclasses, tours, and of course, Gin-based drinks.
Transforming a timber yard into a fully functioning distillery with over 700sqm of space, the team at Four Pillars have been busy getting everything ready to showcase the many facets of Gin, with help from their two German sister-stills Wilma (450L) and Jude (600L) (with a third one on the way, a 50L still named Eileen). The use of these stills enables Four Pillars to be flexible to make some more experimental Gins alongside their current range of Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Spiced Negroni, and Navy Strength.
The public will now have access to the Distillery Door where they can find all five Four Pillars Gins available for tasting and purchase alongside a long copper bar serving paddles of G&T three ways. The bar will also feature a ‘build your own Negroni’ menu, Scott’s Ginger Mules (gin + ginger beer), high quality nuts and olives, marmalade on toast, and even a selection of coffees, beers, and wines.
The team at the bar are currently perfecting their mixology skills with the hopes of introducing a cocktail menu soon; they’ve already got a state-of-the-art Hoshizaki Ice Machine an some great glassware to ready themselves.
The Distillery Door will be open Thursday to Mondays from 10:30am to 5:30pm with plans to open until 9pm on Saturday and Sundays in the foreseeable future.
Four Pillars Distillery
2A Lilydale Road
03 5962 2791
For more info head to www.fourpillarsgin.com.au