Australia meets Madrid with the first release from Four Pillars in their new concept ‘Distiller Series’, which focuses on capturing the best of both worlds, resulting in what they are calling Cousin Vera’s Gin. The Australian-Spanish Gin comes several months after close collaboration between Four Pillars and the Santamania distillery, making use of various fresh Spanish produce such as rosemary, olive leaf, and white pepper with Aussie botanicals.
“The aromatics and bright, savoury, and clean with a slight citrus spike. Olives, rosemary, and crushed coriander sit above a solid base of juniper,” offers Cameron McKenzie of Four Pillars. “The savoury notes carry on to the palate and are supported by pine needles, olive leaf, and a textural almond note”.
Cousin Vera’s Gin has been bottled at both distilleries with identical contents despite packaging that is unique to both Santamania and Four Pillars.
“At Santamania we feel very proud of our friendship with Four Pillars and the opportunity to work together on such a unique and genuine project”, says Javier Domínguez of Santamania. “We have learnt that there are others, far away from home, also obsessed with making their passion their craft, preserving and being perfectionistic [sic] and non-conformist at all times.”
Serving Suggestion: Cousin Vera’s Gin in a G&T with lemon and rosemary garnish, or a in a dirty martini with an olive.
This once-off collaborative Gin is currently available exclusively at the Four Pillars Distillery in Australia or online at www.fourpillarsgin.com.au for $85. A three pack of Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin (which recently won it’s second Double Gold Medal, Santamania London Dry Gin, and Cousin Vera’s Gin can also be purchased for $230.