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FOOD & DRINK

Four Pillars Has Released Its 2021 Barrel-Aged Gins So You Can Keep Adding to Your Gin Shrine

Its Sherry Cask Gin and Chardonnay Barrel Gin are back — and the distillery has added a new Single Barrel Gin, too.
By Concrete Playground
May 01, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 01, 2021
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The gin-making superstars at Four Pillars are at it again, unveiling their latest range of tipples — including the return of a couple of old favourites, and the fresh arrival of a newcomer. While the brand has been barrel-aging gins for some time, the release of its yearly batch is always eagerly anticipated. 2021's lineup is its first in two years, too, with the much-lauded Yarra Valley distillery's barrel-aged tipples taking a year off in 2020.

Making a return is Four Pillars' Sherry Cask Gin, which — as the name suggests — is made in former sherry barrels to lend a rich, intense character to the final drop. It's rounded out with notes of pine needles, dried fruits and nuts, and infused with a small amount of Amontillado sherry to give some length and sweetness. According to the experts who made it, this one works well neat with just a single ice cube. And, price-wise, it'll set you back $80 for a bottle.

Also launching is the 2021 edition of Four Pillars' Chardonnay Barrel Gin, which is now up to its ninth release. This time around, the spirit's enjoyed a full 12 months in chardonnay barrels, giving characters of ginger, lemon, vanilla and cinnamon. You'll also taste an oak-driven sweetness, and this one also costs $80 a bottle.

And, the latest addition to the barrel-aged program is the Single Barrel Release, which marks the first tipple in Four Pillars' new Single Barrel series. It's particularly limited, so much so that the $150-per-bottle drop has already sold out online. If you were lucky enough to nab some, the gin in question has been aged for three and a half years in a 30-year-old sherry and apera cask, and boasts a concentrated juniper flavour, plus notes of dried fruits, cashew, chocolate and spice.

The Sherry Cask Gin and Chardonnay Barrel Gin are still available online, and at Four Pillars' gin shops in Surry Hills and Healesville.

For more information about Four Pillars' 2021 barrel-aged range, head to the distillery's website.

Published on May 01, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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