We experimented with trial distillations for the best part of 18 months before settling on our ten trademark Four Pillars Gin botanicals that are a pretty equal mix of local and exotic.
Then, of course we include juniper berries (otherwise we wouldn’t be making gin), although the juniper really serves as a canvas here rather than the focus. Finally, lavender and angelica root round out our mix of dry botanicals in Four Pillars gin.
Perhaps most interesting is our use of whole oranges. It is quite unusual to use fresh stuff in gin, but Australian organic citrus is highly aromatic and supports the spicier botanicals.
For our Navy Strength Gin we add some fresh finger limes along with the oranges to give this gin a slightly more South East Asian favour profile, playing up the coriander and star anise.
And in our Spiced Negroni Gin we use fresh blood oranges and ginger in the botanical basket.