Limited Edition Bloody Shiraz Gin 2021
From its dark purple colour to its natural grape sweetness, Bloody Shiraz Gin is a bloody revelation.
Ever since its first vintage release, this experiment that worked has been a happy shock to the senses for all who try it. Take a sip and you’ll taste citrus and spice with the perfect balance of sweet fruit and ginny goodness.
For our 2021 limited-edition bottle, we were inspired by the bloody extraordinary purple gin juice. The design is a love letter to the liquid moving and flowing inside a bloody delicious gin drink.
Four Pillars Distillery is in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, beautiful cool climate wine country. We’d have to be crazy not to take advantage of it.
So back in 2015 that’s what we did. We were happily making gin out the back of our mate Rob Dolan’s winery when a tiny parcel of Shiraz came in from one of the region’s best vineyards. Rob wasn’t sure what to do with it, so we kindly ‘took it off his hands’…
Cam Mackenzie steeped those grapes in Rare Dry Gin and the result was alcoholic alchemy… the juice turned a magical purple colour and found a sweetness straight from the ripe grapes.
Each year we take Victorian Shiraz fruit and steep the whole berries in high-proof gin for eight weeks before pressing.
The colour remains a deep, rich purple. Aromatically it shows fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and distinct peppery, dense raspberry notes. The palate is lovely and sweet with a long juniper and spice character on the finish.
Stronger than sloe gin and more natural (and pre-dating) than pink gin, six years on more gin drinkers at home and abroad have fallen in love with it…
Bloody Shiraz Gin, grapefruit and bubbles combine to create a gorgeously pink party starter.
- Add the ingredients to a wine glass over ice
- Top with sparkling wine
- Garnish with a slice of grapefruit
Pure purple deliciousness in a glass, with sweet fruit, spicy ginger and zingy lime.
- Squeeze lime juice, reserving the hull
- Shake gin and lime juice over ice, then strain into a rocks glass
- Add ginger beer, ice and garnish with the lime hull
A delicious balance of sweet fruit, bitter Campari and lemon with an intense colour.
- 20mL Bloody Shiraz Gin
- 20mL Campari
- 20mL dry curacao (or any other orange liqueur, such as Cointreau)
- 20mL fresh lemon juice
- 1 dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters
- Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish with a disc of lemon peel