Four Pillars Gin has collaborated with the Rockpool Mixologists to craft a limited-edition gin for Qantas, aptly named the ‘Modern Australian Gin’.
Rockpool Mixologists, Ryan Gavin, Max Gurtler and Jacob Dykes, along with Four Pillars’ distiller Cameron Mackenzie, handpicked the botanicals which include red and green Szechuan, quandong, macadamia nuts, fresh grapefruit peel, tangelos and Rosie Glow apples. Combined with the traditional Four Pillars botanicals, the result is an Asian-inspired, Modern Australian gin with softness and spice.
The ‘Modern Australian Gin’ will be poured in the Qantas First lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, as well as the Hong Kong and Singapore lounges. The Rockpool Mixologists have designed three special cocktails – Hanky Panky, Gin Spritzer and The Doctor’s Order – which will be featured in the Sydney and Melbourne First Lounge.
The gin will also be poured throughout Rockpool Group restaurants across Australia and will be available to purchase through Qantas epiQure, via the Four Pillars website and at the Four Pillars Distillery.
Cameron Mackenzie, Four Pillars Distiller said it was a great partnership that has resulted in an even greater product.
“As it says on the side of the bottle, when the opportunity arose to make a gin with the Rockpool Mixologists for Qantas, how could we say no? We’re really excited to extend our Bartender Series and welcome the newest member of the family; the Modern Australian Gin,” said Mackenzie.
“The gin itself is exceptional. The Asian spices give it a lovely warm mouthfeel, while the macadamia nuts give it softness and the apple and quandong give it freshness and a touch of the exotic. It’s delicious, it’s different and it will make a great drink, however you choose to enjoy it,” Mackenzie continued.
The limited-edition drop is available to purchase for Qantas epiQure members for $80 at Qantas epiQure, or at the Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville or via the Four Pillars website, for $85 from 3 December 2015.