Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin 2017 Vintage Available in UK – Love Drinks

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin 2017 Vintage Available in UK

Mar 14th, 2018

The 2017 vintage of Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, as seen recently on Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch, is currently in stock and available to buy. However, stocks are limited and as the saying goes; once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is the product of the awesome magic that happens when you combine Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with cool-climate, Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes, some of the best in Australia.

The beauty of Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is that being a product of vintage means that it will never be the same. The vintage in the Yarra Valley this year was cooler, giving the Four Pillars team a moderate but slightly longer ripening time. This means that you’ll see a more vibrant ruby colour, with true Yarra Valley shiraz characters – earthiness, complexity and subtle white pepper spice. But still with that balanced sweetness of the previous releases.

Every Easter, the Four Pillars team steep their  Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes in high proof Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks.

The fruit is de-stemmed but kept mainly as whole berries, and the tanks are kept cold and stirred daily. After eight weeks they pressed the fruit before blending with more Rare Dry Gin.

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.

Unlike Sloe Gin (which is less than 30% ABV), the alcohol is 37.8%. So it packs a punch and is ideal in a range of cocktails, like the’ Bloody Floradora’. It’s also great, straight on the rocks in all its pure purple glory, garnished with a slice of orange. Or in a fabulously colourful G&T!

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is best consumed within two years of vintage. The gin is unfiltered and may start to develop dried fruit characters beyond two years.

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