In a first for any gin producer, Four Pillars Gin was named the International Gin Producer of the Year for the third time at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). Four Pillars received the same title back-to-back in 2019 and 2020, and has reclaimed the title for 2023. The IWSC is the world’s most prestigious spirits competition, with over 4000 entries from distilleries around the world this year. Australia’s Kangaroo Island Spirits also made it to the final shortlist.
Four Pillars Gin
This renowned distillery was first established in the Yarra Valley in 2013. Since then, it has grown to become a beloved Australian craft spirit, with plenty of award-winning gins, and trophies from competitions around the world. You can visit the distillery in Healesville, as well as a laboratory and cocktail bar in Sydney’s Surry Hills.
“Back in 2013, we set out with the ambition to make world-class gin, so to win this award three times is simply mind-blowing,” said co-founder and distiller Cameron Mackenzie at the awards night in London. “It’s a massive thrill for our team back home and for the Australian spirits industry overall, and even sweeter that Four Pillars celebrates 10 years of making gin this December.”
Four Pillars makes a whole variety of gins, headlined by their original Rare Dry Gin, as well as other creations like Fresh Yuzu Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin, Bloody Shiraz Gin and Navy Strength Gin. They also have some non-alcoholic options.
Their Healesville distillery is about an hour’s drive away from Melbourne. You can book masterclasses and gin tastings, as well as stick around for some small bites, like a gin-cured salmon bagel. Meanwhile, their venue in Sydney has a lab for gin workshops and a bar for drinks.
Learn more about Four Pillars Gin here.