A note to consider for the next few weeks...
We have some distillery renovations kicking into gear from the first week of July, for around 4 weeks.
This does mean that for safety reasons we're unable to host large groups inside the distillery production space during the week (when the work is in progress). That said, we can still conduct tastings for large groups at our regular tasting bench. Please follow the group bookings procedure as detailed below so we organise a great gin experience for you.
It also means that there will be a bit of construction noise while you're enjoying your cocktails. But not to worry, we'll pump the music, and have the heaters on high outside in case you need a bit of quiet time.
Thanks for your understanding gin friends!
OUT IN VIC...
Melbourne Art Fair, 1 to 5 Aug:
Melbourne Art Week, a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops will take place across Melbourne this winter. And the centrepiece will be Melbourne Art Fair, housed across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct: Vault Hall and Riding Hall alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).
Four Pillars Gin is supporting the innovative Project Rooms, cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work. Plus, we'll be bringing the gin to the party at the MAF Lounge, Friday Up Late and MAF Awards... more details to come, stay tuned!
Gin High Tea at Mary Eats Cake, 6:30pm, Montrose Fri 10 Aug and Brunswick Fri 17 Aug:
We're going back to the British roots of our favourite spirit with a lavish Gin High Tea at Mary Eats Cake. Enjoy a gin and tea cocktail on arrival, a full high tea with all the savoury and sweet trimmings, speciality teas designed by a Tea Sommelier, and Four Pillars accompaniments throughout. There will also be expert tea and gin tastings stalls set up for you to taste at your leisure. Grab your tickets for one of these fantastic evenings now.
Four Pillars Gin Dinner at The Botanical, South Yarra, 6:30pm Tues 14 Aug:
Join us at The Botanical for an intimate and expertly cocktail-matched four course gin dinner. Expect a gorgeous feast, accompanied by drinks featuring our hero Rare Dry, Navy Strength, Sherry Cask and Bloody Shiraz gins. Spots are numbered for this evening so get in quick gin pals! All details and tickets available here.
Four Pillars Gin Degustation Dinner at Black Cockatoo, Mt Buller, Friday 17 August:
The crew at Black Cockatoo have done it again. Gin-loving snow bunnies, unite, because this gin degustation dinner will be the best way to warm up after a day on the slopes. Canapes will be followed by four cocktail-matched courses, and we're sending the lovely James Irvine up into the mountains to co-host the evening. Book your spot for this lavish evening now.
'From Valley to River', at Alluvial, 6:30pm Fri 24 Aug:
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is bringing two of the Yarra Valley’s best to the city: edgy wines from Payten & Jones and Four Pillars gins will be teamed with Chef Ian Lee's delicious food.
Hosted by wine (and trouble) makers Behn Payten and Troy Jones in the soaring atrium of Alluvial restaurant, James Irvine will be along for the ride to talk all things gin. Arrive to canapés and cocktails, followed by a four course degustation menu matched with Payten & Jones wines and post-dinner Four Pillars Gin nightcap. Check out all the details and book tickets here.
'Three Quarter Time' at Collins Quarter, 6:30pm Sat 25 Aug:
Grab your tickets for this Saturday night indulgence at Melbourne's lush Collins Quarter. The evening will progress through five decadent courses of Yarra Valley produce, curated by Head Chef Luke Headon and paired to exquisite wines by the legendary Rob Dolan and some utterly delicious Four Pillars Gin cocktails. All details and tickets available here.
Red Snapper Brunch at Cumulus Inc, Sat 25 and Sun 26 Aug:
Join us for the launch of our first ever Red Snapper Brunch Tour! Enjoy James Irvine's inventive and utterly delicious Red Snappers alongside Cumulus Inc's exceptional brunch menu. What an epic combo. Check out more details here.
Talk & Taste with Four Pillars Gin at Pilgrim Bar, 6pm & 8pm Sat 30 Aug:
Head to Pilgrim Bar for a Four Pillars Gin evening ta chat all things gin making and gin drinking. Enjoy gin tastings, cocktails and canapes throughout the session. All information and tickets available here.
UP IN NSW...
It's a Bloody Shiraz Off!, Ramblin' Rascal, Mon 6 - Sat 11 Aug:
Y'all know how competitive bartenders get. Ramblin' Rascal owner Charlie Lehmann and Four Pillars Creative Director of Gin Drinks James Irvine are set to battle it out for glory, pitting their own Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktails against each other for the week. And the public must decide! So get on down to Ramblin' Rascal Monday 6 and Saturday 11 August and let your tastebuds do the choosing. James will takeover with a full Four Pillars menu on the Saturday night, to round it all out with a BLOODY bang. More details coming very soon...
Four Pillars Gin Masterclass at 3 Weeds, Rozelle, 7pm Wed 22 Aug:
The inimitable Stuart Gregor will be hosting another thorough(ly hilarious) Four Pillars Gin Masterclass at lovely 3 Weeds in Rozelle. Start your evening off with a Rare Dry G&T, taste a handful of our favourite releases to date, enjoy some nibbles from the 3 Weeds kitchen, and finish the evening with Stu's favourite gin cocktail. Get on board folks.
Four Pillars Gin Dinner at Junction Moama, 6:30pm Fri 31 Aug:
Enjoy a night of cocktail-matched deliciousness at the fabulous Junction Moama. Four courses of regional produce paired with cheeky Four Pillars tipples. It's going to be a good'n folks. Tickets available now.
OVER IN WA...
Four Pillars Gin Tasting at Gangemi's Fine Wines and Food, Fri 31 Aug 4pm - 7pm:
James Irvine will be hosting a Four Pillars Gin tasting at Gangemi's, including a Negroni demonstration. Make plans to stop by, say hi and have a taste and a chat.
OVER IN THE MOTHER COUNTRY...
Bloody Shiraz UK Launch, Whistling Shop, 7pm Wed 1 Aug:
The official UK release of this delicious drop will include welcome drinks, Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktails all night, and cracking live tunes at Worship St Whistling Shop. Plus all the bants from the one and only Joe Worthington… London, get along from 7pm to 11pm!
Cocktails in the City, Bedford Square, Fri 3 – Sat 4 Aug:
Twenty-four of London's finest cocktail institutions will be popping up for the ultimate al-fresco cocktail festival in the beautiful surroundings of Bedford Square Gardens, London's finest private Georgian gardens.
Head along to try some Four Pillars Gin tipples in collaboration with our favourite Angel Islington Bar (and sister bar to Callooh Callay) Little Bat. Entry tickets are £20 and includes your choice of complimentary cocktail upon arrival, and you can find out more info here.
The Rowbarge Summer Festival, Woolhampton, Friday 17 - Sunday 19 Aug:
Keep an eye out for Four Pillars Gin at this year's beer, cider and gin festival at Rowbarge. For all the details check out the event website here.
AT THE DISTILLERY...
Skewer Me Food Truck, Sat 1 and Sun 2 Sept:
Masters of chicken satay goodness, our mates Skewer Me will be cooking up a storm the first weekend of September to match your cocktails.
Wrap Roll It Food Truck, Sat 15 and Sun 16 Sept:
Our favourite Vietnamese street-food whiz kids Wrap Roll It are returning this month with those bao and Banh Mi we love so much.
By Barney Food Struck, Friday 28, Sat 29 and Sun 30 Sept:
Local connoisseur Barney is making a much welcomed return to the distillery! Last time he won us over with croquettes and calamari, what will he be back with this time?...
OUT IN VIC...
Four Pillars Gin x Dr Mauve, Bright, Sat 1 Sept, 5:30pm - 8:30pm:
Head to Dr Mauve and say hi to our very own Missy Kesseler, who'll be hosting a Four Pillars Gin Tasting Bar and putting together a feature cocktail for the evening.
'Gin & Spice' Red Spice Road Gin Dinner, Melbourne CBD, Thurs 13 Sept:
Join us at Melbourne's Red Spice Road for a five-course cocktail matched extravaganza - with menu designed by head chef Dylan McCormack, cocktails created by James Irvine, and wines by Payten & Jones. Expect to kick off the night with Ceduna Bay oysters and clams, move through to BBQ hens leg, and finish with a Bloody Shiraz and quince cocktail - with many delicious additions in between! All details and tickets here.
UP IN NSW...
Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney @ Restaurant Hubert, 1pm Sun 16 Sept:
The famous Indie Spirits Tasting sesh is back! And this time at Sydney's Restaurant Hubert. Entry includes access to over 40 independent exhibitors and all seminars, plus a burger and fries to keep you going. Happy days! Details and tickets here.
ACME Red Snapper Brunch, Rushcutters Bay, Sat 22 Sept, 11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm:
Join us for the Sydney edition in our first ever Red Snapper Brunch Tour at the marvellous ACME. Book your table for Acme’s $65 ‘Crush Me’ menu, plus awesome Four Pillars Red Snappers via firstname.lastname@example.org
OVER IN WA...
Four Pillars Gin x Strange Company, Fremantle, 4pm - 7pm, Sat 1 Sept:
James Irvine will join the bar team at Strange Company for a fully Four Pillars Gin bar men u take-over. Enjoy gin cocktail specials and chat all things gin with our Creative Director of Gin Drinks.
Mechanics Institute Red Snapper Brunch, Northbridge, Sun 2 Sept:
We're taking the Red Snapper Brunch Tour to beautiful WA. Join us for a brunch featuring the fabulous Mechanics Institute menu teamed up with James Irvine's next-level Four Pillars Gin Red Snappers! More details to come...
Gin Cocktail Masterclass @ IHG Perth City Centre, Tues 4 Sept, 5pm - 7pm:
Enjoy an evening learning about the craft of the cocktail, guided by Four Pillars' own cocktail whiz-kid James Irvine. You'll receive a cocktail on arrival, learn about the flavour profiles of our range of gin, enjoy canapes from the fabulous IHG chefs, and get hands on making your own cocktail! For all event details and ticket bookings click here.
And you'll be happy to know we have released tickets for our gin masterclasses at the distillery for the second half of 2018.
These tickets have sold like hotcakes... you'll find some available for our hands-on 'Cocktail Hour', and a few for the 'Distiller's Masterclass' but our 'Maker Sessions' are unfortunately now sold out until the end of the year.