Rare Dry Gin
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is our baby, Wilma’s first born. It is the concept that started us out on this journey… a truly modern Australian gin.
We wanted to create a gin to represent our idea of contemporary Australia: classic, approachable, spiced to perfection and lifted with great citrus. Above all, dangerously delicious, and made to enjoy in the world’s best gin drinks, always kicking off with a perfect G&T.
Our starting point was the Yarra Valley’s clean, bright water, among the very best in the world. Then we selected our nine signature botanicals plus whole oranges to add a highly aromatic character, a Mediterranean warmth to support the spicier botanicals like cardamom.
Each of these elements (and a whole lot of love) were distilled together in our magnificent German-made copper pot still, Wilma, until we were left with a beautifully clean spirit packed full of flavour.
This classic cocktail dates back to the nineteenth century, using a sweeter Old Tom style of gin.
- 50mL Rare Dry Gin
- 25mL fresh lemon juice
- 15mL sugar syrup
- Soda water
- Shake the gin, lemon and sugar syrup over ice
- Strain into a highball with ice
- Top with soda water
- Garnish with a wheel of lemon
A Bloody Mary but made better with bold gin flavours. Red and snappy, spicy and savoury.
- 45mL Rare Dry Gin
- 100mL fresh tomato juice
- 20mL fresh lemon juice
- 15mL Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce
- Build in a highball over ice
- Stir well to combine
- Garnish with a celery stick and lemon wedge
This famous cocktail is very simply stirred over ice. We make ours wet, with a little more vermouth for the aromatics.
- 60mL Rare Dry Gin
- 15mL dry vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish with an orange twist