Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Size: 70cl
Vintage: 2018
From: Australia
ABV: 37.8%
Price: £41.50

The home of Four Pillars is in the Yarra Valley, where their neighbours make some of the finest wines in the world.  So, they decided to combine Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with some of the best Shiraz grapes in Australia to create their Bloody Shiraz Gin.  They do this by steeping Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes in gin for eight weeks. The fruit is destemmed but kept mainly as whole berries, and the tanks are kept cold and stirred daily. After a period of eight weeks the fruit is pressed before blending with more Rare Dry Gin.

The resultant gin is an incredibly rich, deep purple colour, which turns iridescent pink when mixed with tonic or soda.

Aromatically it has fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and a clear peppery, dense raspberry character. The palate is lovely and sweet, with a long juniper and spice character on the finish.