Four Pillars is celebrating the reopening of the Hotel Esplanade in Melbourne’s St Kilda with the release of its Sticky Carpet Gin, adding a hint of dark stout to its base spirit to create a malty, toasted flavour.

Four Pillars co-founder and distiller Cam Mackenzie describes it as “an usual gin” and has a deliberate pub feel thanks to the botanicals in the distilling process.

“Rather than just using our base spirit we have added a few litres of a local roasted dark stout (Watt’s River)… then filled the stills with juniper, coriander, honey, roasted barley (another beer-y ingredient), cassia, green pepper, orris root, and Cascade Hops,” said Mackenzie.

“You get some lovely depth from the stout/barley and cassia, and spice from the pepper and ginger. The hops, lemon and coriander introduce some brighter tropical and citrus notes.”

Four Pillars Sticky Carpet Gin will be available online or at the Four Pillars Distillery Door for RRP $85.00.

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