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Immerse yourself in one of our distillery masterclasses. Scroll down for details on our Cocktail Masterclass, Gin Masterclass and Maker Session including links to our ticketing pages.

Cocktail Masterclass

Get ready for a big Saturday night with cocktail hour at Four Pillars Distillery!

Join us in our new private masterclass space overlooking the Four Pillars distillery, to see where the gin-making magic happens and learn all about the craft of cocktail making with one of our bartender gurus. 

With a Rare Dry G&T in hand to kickstart your evening, you'll meet our magnificent copper pot stills Wilma, Jude, Eileen and Beth. Hear a little bit about the craft of distilling at Four Pillars, and what exactly makes a good G&T.

Then get stuck into a hands-on workshop, making a Tom Collins under our bartender's expert instruction. This classic long cocktail is the most famous of the ‘Collinses’ and we'll guide you through how to make one, and what exactly are a sour and a fizz (you’ll get to hear all about Jerry Thomas and the Tom Collins hoax of 1874…).

While you sip on your Tom Collins, and nibble some great local olives and nuts, we'll demonstrate how to make another boozy cocktail – and make sure there’s enough for everyone to sample!

After an hour of cocktail making and drinking, you can either grab another drink in our bar (open until 9pm) or head down the street for dinner at one of the great restaurants in Healesville. So line up a place to stay in The 'Ville (one hour from the CBD) and make a night of it…

Tickets include a hands-on cocktail-making experience, including three gin cocktails plus bar snacks.

  • Saturday 14 September, 6pm
  • Saturday 28 September, 6pm
  • Saturday 12 October, 6pm
  • Saturday 26 October, 6pm
  • Saturday 09 November, 6pm
  • Saturday 23 November, 6pm
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Gin Masterclass

It's time for a bloody good gin education! Join us in our new private workshop space overlooking our Four Pillars distillery.

As you sip on a G&T, one of our Four Pillars Gin gurus will take you through the process of making a batch of Rare Dry Gin, explain how the solera system for our barrel-aging program works, what makes gin 'Navy Strength' and give a little bit of gin history. And of course, you'll meet our magnificent copper pot stills; our first-born Wilma, along with her big sisters Jude and Beth, and little sister Eileen.

Plus you’ll get to taste five of the gins we’ve produced since we launched in 2013, including the double-double-gold-winning Rare Dry Gin, the 'gunpowder proof’ Navy Strength Gin, and the sought-after Spiced Negroni Gin. And some other special gins too... 

We'll show you how we make them and talk about how we think you should drink them. Then you can grab a drink in our bar. That’s a fun afternoon right there.

Book tickets here. Includes 90 minute behind the scenes talk and tasting (plus a goodie bag with a 700ml bottle of Rare Dry Gin RRP $75, a 500mL bottle of Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water RRP $4.70, and a jar of Orange Marmalade, RRP $9).

  • Saturday 28 Sept, 2pm
  • Saturday 12 Oct, 2pm - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 26 Oct, 2pm - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 09 Nov, 2pm
  • Saturday 23 Nov, 2pm - SOLD OUT
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Maker Session

Join us for a hands-on gin making session with one of our Four Pillars Gin distillers. These classes are limited to just 10 people each distillation – so get your ticket pronto!

Held in our new private distilling space overlooking our Four Pillars distillery, we will guide you through the Four Pillars gin-making process. Then you'll have the chance to work on a ‘micro-distillation’ in our smallest CARL copper still, Eileen.

After you’ve added the botanicals to the still, our distiller will take you through a brief history of gin and the rise of craft distilling in Australia. All the while you can watch the distillation bubbling away and admire the process in action, before tasting the spirit as it comes out of the still at an unbelievably pure 90% ABV once the distillation is complete.

Plus you’ll get to taste five of the gins we’ve produced since we launched in 2013, and nibble on some tasty bar snacks to keep your strength up while you sip.

Try our award-winning Rare Dry Gin, the 'gunpowder proof’ Navy Strength Gin, the sought-after Spiced Negroni Gin, the gold-medalled Modern Australian Gin, and something new to the range.

Book tickets here. Includes 2 hour distilling session, "tour", talk and tasting plus snacks. For home you'll get a 200ml Rare Dry Gin, jar of Orange Marmalade, and a 700ml Maker Session Gin (total RRP $135).

  • Sat 14 Sept, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 28 Sept, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 12 Oct, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 26 Oct, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 09 Nov, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 23 Nov, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
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