World Gin Day 2019
It’s a shame World Gin Day is only one day a year, but alas it will have to do. This year we have a pretty exciting line up of some of our favourite Gins from around the world. Whether a Gin nerd or just a gin lovers this this is great opportunity to try some award winning and world class gins. In addition, it will be an opportunity to taste through the latest vintage of the Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin 2019.
Gin has been a steadily growing category in the drinks world for some time with a plethora of styles and options now on the market. We are particularly lucky here in Australia with a number of excellent local Gin’s that seem to be growing exponentially. Add that to the many imports that are making there ways and we as the consumer are the winners. Stuart Gregor, Cameron Mackenzie and Matt Jones are the brains and brawn behind Four Pillars. Inspired by what could be achieved with a focus on the best distilling techniques and bringing a modern Australian sensibility to the process the boys toured the US West Coast, from Portland down to San Francisco, identifying distilling techniques and equipment they admired.
From the states Aviation American gin hails from Portland Oregon and is Part owned by Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds in conjunction with leading US bartender Ryan Magarian. Fords is the brainchild of master gin maker Charles Maxwell at the Thames distillery in London. Originally developed as a bartenders workhorse ‘American’ gin its become hugely popular in the states with consumers. Herno is made in Dala, just outside the city of Härnösand, Sweden. And at the time of launch Hernö distillery was “The Northernmost Gin Distillery in the world.“ This is a multi-award winning Gin and one of my favourites to date. These are elegant and subtle Gin impeccably crafted to the highest standards.