In the Yarra Valley...
Corn Porn Food Truck, Four Pillars Distillery, Saturday 19 - Sunday 20:
Too many corny puns, so we're not even going to bother... Barbecue corn and corned beef bagels available at our distillery all weekend folks!
Yarra Valley Opera Festival, Olinda Yarra, Friday 18 - Sunday 27:
This festival is set in the beautiful Olinda Estate over two weekends and will feature bloodthirsty operas like Macbeth and Poppea along with Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktails (plus some refreshing G&Ts). More info and tickets here.
Archibald Prize, Tarrawarra Museum, until November 5:
Pop in to the extraordinary Tarrawarra Estate to see the Archibald Prize exhibition at the world-class museum of art. And if you're there on the afternoon of Saturday 5 or 19 October you can enjoy an artist talk and local food and drinks including Four Pillars Gin cocktails. Tickets here.
Down in Melbourne...
Hawker Hall lunch, Windsor, Saturday 12, 12pm:
“Give 'em the Bird” is a five-course set lunch featuring a gin-fused menu of chicken, quail and duck paired with Four Pillars cocktails at Hawker Hall - Think curry duck bao and chicken rubbed with Four Pillars Gin Salt - and a Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktail with roasted balsamic strawberry... How good is lunch!? Tickets and details on their website.
MYER Pop-up Gin Store, Bourke St Mall, from Friday 18:
For the last couple of months of the year we're taking the essence of our distillery door to MYER in Bourke St Mall (plus Chadstone Shopping Centre and George St Sydney from 1 November). Well, the tasting and drinking experience anyway...
Taste our gins before you buy, including releases otherwise only available direct from our Healesville home - like a very limited number of bottles of Sticky Carpet Gin available at Bourke St MYER only - get there in October to bag one.
Prohibition Food & Wine Gin Dinner, Camberwell, Wednesday 30, 6.30pm:
Hosted by the big man himself, join our Co-founder and Distiller Cameron Mackenzie as he talks you through the wonderful world of Four Pillars. Be welcomed with canapes and a delicious tipple on arrival, and follow with a three course menu prepared by Head Chef Simon Wong She, paired to perfection with Four Pillars gin cocktails. This collaboration is one not to be missed! Grab your tickets here.
Out in Country Victoria...
Dan Murphy's tastings, Ballarat & Bendigo, Friday 18 - Saturday 19:
Our Melbourne Ambassador Missy Kesseler is heading out of town and she's taking a big stash of gin with her! She'll be pouring in-store tastings in Ballarat on Friday October 18 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm and then heading over to see the fine folk of Bendigo on Saturday October 19 for you to talk and taste all things Four Pillars from 3.30pm to 6.00pm.
The Basement Bar, Bendigo, Saturday 19, 7.30pm:
Come Saturday night, Missy is making her way over to The Basement Bar in Bendigo for killer cocktails and tastings. Don’t miss Missy for her one and only night in town!
Up in Sydney...
Gin In The Park at the Green Park Hotel, Darlinghurst, Thursdays from 5pm:
Kicking off with Jimmy's Set List on Thursday 10 October, we're taking over the pool room at the Green Park this month! Join us every Thursday for cocktail specials and G&T's. Being the Greeny, you can also expect (povo) picnic hampers, live entertainment and plenty of after-work fun.
Maybe Mae Smackdown, Adelaide, Sunday 6, 6pm:
Get along to 'The Contest’, and all Aussie Gin Smackdown where we'll find out ‘who will be the master of their domain’... Cue Seinfeld theme song!
This October long weekend (and footy Grand Final...), head out for drinks from some tough competitors: Darren Leaney (from Capitano, representing Melbourne Gin Company), Nathan Beasley (from Byrdi, representing Applewood), Ollie Margan (from Maybe Mae, representing Never Never) and of course our own James Irvine.
Over in Perth...
Perth State Buildings, Wednesday 16 - Friday 25:
Woo hoo! We're popping-up bar at the iconic State Buildings in the historic heart of Perth. You can sample a signature Four Pillars cocktail designed by Jimmy Irvine, or grab a bottle to take home. You can check out all details, dates and times for our free entry pop-up bar experience here and let us know that you're coming on Facebook here.
Then on Saturday 19 October, the whole of State Buildings will be taken over by YELLO Fest and our pop-up bar will be holding tastings and casual masterclasses all afternoon.
- Cocktail Trail: 17 Oct at 5.30pm, $75pp - sold out
- G&T Trail: 23 Oct at 5.30pm, $55pp - sold out
- Where: State Buildings, 54 Barrack St, Perth
In the Yarra Valley...
Melbourne Cup Weekend, Four Pillars Distillery, Saturday 2 - Tuesday 5:
This Cup Weekend we reckon you should make a trip out to our distillery in Healesville for one of our favourite silly season traditions – the annual release of our Australian Christmas Gin.
From 10.30am on Derby Day our 2019 Christmas Gin will be available to sample, buy and drink in delicious new dranks. Plus you’ll be able to get your hands on our now legendary Christmas Gin puds and all manner of other goodies for the Christmas table yet to be revealed…
We’ll also have Tim Summerton’s original ‘Flame Tree’ artwork on display while you buy a bottle, and the By Barney food truck will be cooking up some spicy chorizo and patatas bravas, and putting together some delightful salumi boards all weekend. So all your basic food, drink and cultural needs are covered then. Better make a day of it!
Back to Melbourne...
Melbourne Cup Long Lunch, Neptune Food & Wine, Tuesday 5, 12pm onwards:
Kick off Cup Day with an indulgent two course lunch, grazing platters and bottomless free-flowing drinks. Now that's a lot of G&T's...
Our friends at Neptune Food & Wine know how to rollick, with a DJ spinning tunes from 3pm to fuel the good vibes well after lunchtime, and recovery kits full of essentials to be gifted as you say your goodbyes. Oh, and of course, the big race will be played. Don’t hesitate, tickets are limited.
Up in Newcastle…
Dan Murphy's Tasting, Newcastle West, Friday 1, 4pm - 6.30pm:
Our Creative Director of Drinks, James Irvine, is kicking off November with a weekend in Newcastle. Find him in Dan Murphy's Newcastle West store on Friday November 1, where he'll be pouring tastings and telling tales.
Coal & Cedar Cocktail Masterclass, Newcastle, Saturday 2, 3pm - 4.30pm:
James' Newcastle adventures continue with a Cocktail Masterclass teaching his tricks of the trade, the magic of distilling at Four Pillars, and what exactly makes a good G&T.
Kick off the afternoon with a G&T on arrival, stir, shake and drink your way through our signature gins, and even snag yourself the first taste of this year's Australian Christmas Gin.
With only 22 spots, this intimate little do will fill up quickly! Bookings are now open and tickets available here.
The Koutetsu Menu Takeover, Newcastle, Saturday 2, 8pm:
Carrying on into the evening, our Creative Director of Drinks James will be shaking up the menu and the cocktails at The Koutetsu. Get into the spirit and score yourself one of the very first tastes of this year's Australian Christmas Gin on release day!
Over in Eastern Victoria...
Dan Murphy's tastings, Sale, Traralgon & Wonthaggi, Friday 8 - Saturday 9:
Our Melbourne Ambassador Missy Kesseler is heading east and she's taking a big stash of gin with her! She'll be pouring in-store tastings in Sale on Friday 8 November (time TBC), Traralgon on Saturday 9 November from 12pm to 2pm and then heading over to see the fine folk of Wonthaggi from 4pm to 6pm (still TBC).
We have released our program until November, and we've doubled the number so that they don't sell out in a flash...
We've just released a few more tickets for our Maker Sessions but the other classes are now nearly sold out, so we'd advise booking one of the remaining fortnightly masterclasses quickly!