Back for its fifth season, Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin has made its way on shelf as co-founder Cam Mackenzie pays tribute to the things he loves: Australia, Christmas, gin and his late mum, Wilma.
On Derby Day – the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup – since 2015 onwards, Mackenzie and his family, joined by the families of fellow co-founders, Stu Gregor and Matt Jones, would make puddings to Wilma’s recipe and put them in the botanical basket of Wilma (the Four Pillars still) and distill a gin.
“Once we have the Christmas pudding gin distilled, we turn to our solera of barrel-aged gins,” said Mackenzie.
“We take the gin distilled with Christmas puddings and blend it with the barrel-aged gin, finishing it with a nip of Classic Rutherglen Muscat to round out the palate and add a touch of richness.”
Four Pillars Christmas Gin is now available online, at its Healesville and Surry Hills stores, as well as at select retailers nationwide for RRP $100.00.