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Four Pillars Gin Distillery Is Throwing a Huge, Gin-Soaked Opening Weekend

Gin lovers, head to Healesville for tastings, masterclasses, tours, food trucks and more.
By Imogen Baker
October 23, 2015
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Four Pillars Gin Distillery Is Throwing a Huge, Gin-Soaked Opening Weekend

Gin lovers, head to Healesville for tastings, masterclasses, tours, food trucks and more.
By Imogen Baker
October 23, 2015
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We know you gin lovers out there don’t need a reason to merrily guzzle the liquid of the gods, but we’ve got a legit reason for you anyway — there’s a new distillery in town. Because you can never have too much of a good thing, Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville are throwing their doors open to the thirsty masses.

The grand opening is kicking off next weekend on October 31 and November 1 with a plethora of gin-based activities. There’ll of course be wall-to-wall gin for consumption and purchase, gin tastings, mini G&T fights, choose-your-own-adventure negronis and some fabulous food trucks to soak it all up. It's literally a Willy Wonka factory for gin-loving adults — though hopefully you won’t leave in various stages of disfigurement like the naughty kids that came out of the Wonka factory ‹(•¿•)›.

If you’d actually like to learn something about distilling your favourite happy juice, Four Pillars is doing a range of classes to help you achieve the status of ‘Most annoyingly knowledgeable gin drinker’ at your local. These include a distiller’s masterclass at 2pm on Saturday, and a martini and negroni masterclass at 5pm on Saturday (we recommend taking notes before downing the deadly negroni though). There's a breakfast martini masterclass, which actually revolves more around Four Pillars homemade marmalade (and how to use marmalade in cocktails), and finally the afternoon delight masterclass at 2pm on Sunday which is all about how to make the perfect G&T.

All of this earthly delight is nestled out in the picturesque Healesville. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your liver weeping and your heart fluttering in anticipation.

Find Four Pillars Gin Distillery at 2a Lilydale Road, Healesville. Grand opening weekend is happening October 31 and November 1. Tickets available here.  

Published on October 23, 2015 by Imogen Baker

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