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FOOD & DRINK

Four Pillars Is About to Release Its 2021 Batch of Bloody Good Bloody Shiraz Gin

This year, you can also order bloody shiraz grape and quince paste — and bloody shiraz gin caviar — to go with the cult-favourite drop.
By Concrete Playground
May 12, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 12, 2021
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Since 2015, gin lovers around the country have tripped over themselves to get their spirit-loving fingers on a bottle of Four Pillars' Bloody Shiraz Gin — and that's before they've even had a sip of alcohol. The limited edition shiraz-infused concoction really is that good, so we thought you'd like to know that the next batch goes on sale on Tuesday, June 1.

If you haven't come across the gin before, it's basically what it says on the label: gin infused with shiraz grapes. This gives the spirit a brilliant deep cerise colour and some sweet undertones (without a higher sugar content). That, along with its higher alcoholic content — 37.8 percent, compared to an average 25 percent in regular sloe gin — makes the Bloody Shiraz Gin a near-perfect specimen.

It can be used in cocktails where you'd usually use your regular gin — or you can keep things simple with a G&T.

Four Pillars initially created the game-changing gin when it came into a 250-kilogram load of shiraz grapes from the Yarra Valley. Experimenting, the Victorian distillers then steeped the grapes in their high-proof dry gin for eight weeks before pressing the fruit and blending it with the gin, and hoping like hell it would turn out well. It did.

This year, Four Pillars is doing more than just selling the cult-favourite drop. Of course, you can still buy a bottle at selected bottle shops, in the Four Pillars online store, at its Yarra Valley distillery and at the Four Pillars Laboratory in Sydney — and you can even buy a limited-edition label version that comes in different packaging, too. But if you fancy something to nibble while you drink, the distillery is also releasing a new 'Made from Gin' range so you have something to snack on. Your choices: bloody shiraz grape and quince paste ($10), and bloody shiraz gin caviar ($25).

The 2021 Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin will go on sale around the country on Tuesday, June 1. Head to the Four Pillars website to buy a bottle. 

Published on May 12, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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