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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.

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 18 Jan, 9:30am 
  • Sat 8 Feb, 9:30am 
  • Sat 22 Feb, 9:30am
  • Sat 14 March, 9:30am 
  • Sat 28 March, 9:30am
  • Sat 18 April, 9:30am
  • Sat 9 May, 9:30am
  • Sat 23 May, 9:30am
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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 HERE. $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 18 Jan, 2pm 
  • Sat 8 Feb, 2pm 
  • Sat 22 Feb, 2pm
  • Sat 14 March, 2pm
  • Sat 28 March, 2pm
  • Sat 18 April, 2pm
  • Sat 9 May, 2pm
  • Sat 23 May, 2pm
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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…

BOOK HERE. $55 per person (plus booking fees), includes a hands-on cocktail-making experience, including three gin cocktails plus bar snacks.

  • Sat 18 Jan, 6pm 
  • Sat 8 Feb, 6pm 
  • Sat 22 Feb, 6pm
  • Sat 14 March, 6pm
  • Sat 28 March, 6pm
  • Sat 18 April, 6pm
  • Sat 9 May, 6pm
  • Sat 23 May, 6pm
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