Anyone heading along to Rockpool Dining Group’s premium restaurants anytime soon has the opportunity to get their palates around an exclusively created gin from the great Four Pillars, created just for the renowned hospitality group in a very limited run. The small-batch gin, titled Maker Session Gin, has been released in just 30 bottles, spread evenly amongst Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta, Spice Temple, and Sake Restaurant & Bars in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Jade Temple and The Cut Bar & Grill in Sydney.
The profile of this gin is the result of a packed botanical bill which includes juniper, macadamia, wattleseed, lemon myrtle, peppermint gum, cinnamon myrtle, Tasmanian pepperberry, coriander seed, lime peel, mandarin peel, fresh cumquat, galangal, and Vietnamese mint.
“Drawing on the knowledge and experience of Joe-Wing, Matt and Andrea [winners of an internal bartender competition at Rockpool Dining Group], and under the guidance of Cameron [Mackenzie], we’ve put a fresh spin on botanicals and come up with something quite extraordinary”, said Ryan Gavin. the group’s National Bar Manager. “We are fortunate to have amazing, creative talent behind our bars across the country and it was a very inspiring to tap into this depth of skill and understanding in crafting this gin, while at the same time rewarding those bartenders with such an incredible experience.”
With a suggested serve as a good, straight-forward gin & tonic with a large lemon peel garnish, or a citrus-forward cocktail, Maker Session Gin is a must-try for lovers of the famously smooth spirit heading along to the aforementioned restaurants. Be quick though, with only 30 bottles the supply is bound to run out before we even reach summer.