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Changes to our distillery masterclasses...

Unfortunately, as Four Pillars Gin responds to the current coronavirus pandemic we have had to make changes to our distillery masterclasses.

We are cancelling all our Gin and Cocktail Masterclasses, but we will be continuing our smaller group Maker Sessions where we can. However we will have to cancel/postpone the classes coming up this weekend (28 and 29 March).

Those who have booked will receive an email about getting a refund or credit note, or please call 1800 FPG GIN for more information.

We'll be announcing dates for the second half of the year soon, but please bear with us in these uncertain times. Make sure you're subscribed on our database to get in first!

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 16 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, cult favourite Bloody Shiraz Gin, 'gunpowder proof’ Navy Strength Gin, award-winning Spiced Negroni Gin and something new to the range.

BOOK HERE. $200 per person (plus booking fees), includes 2 hour distilling session, 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 sent you after (total RRP of products $135).

  • Sat 28 Mar, 9:30am - CANCELLED
  • Sun 29 Mar, 11am - CANCELLED
  • Sat 18 April, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sun 19 April, 11am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 9 May, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sun 10 May, 11.00am - SOLD OUT
  • Sat 23 May, 9:30am - SOLD OUT
  • Sun 24 May, 11.00am - SOLD OUT
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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 triple-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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. $115 per person (plus booking fees), includes a two hour behind the scenes talk and tasting, plus a goodie bag to take home with a 700ml bottle of Rare Dry Gin, a 500mL bottle of Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water, and a jar of Orange Marmalade (total RRP of products $90).

  • Sat 28 March, 2pm - CANCELLED
  • Sat 18 April, 2pm - CANCELLED
  • Sat 9 May, 2pm - CANCELLED
  • Sat 23 May, 2pm - CANCELLED
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Cocktail Masterclass

Get ready for a big Saturday night with cocktail hour at Four Pillars Distillery in 2020!

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 the difference is between a sour and a fizz.

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…

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. $55 per person (plus booking fees), includes a hands-on cocktail-making experience, including three gin cocktails plus bar snacks.

  • Sat 28 March, 6pm - CANCELLED
  • Sat 18 April, 6pm - CANCELLED
  • Sat 9 May, 6pm  - CANCELLED
  • Sat 23 May, 6pm - CANCELLED
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