Last week Four Pillars Co-Founder and Distiller Cameron Mackenzie and Head Distiller Sarah Prowse, were ‘installed’ into the Gin Guild – the world’s oldest community of gin-makers and leaders, which was established in London in 1638.

Mackenzie joins as a Warden Rectifier and Prowse, as Warden Nominated Rectifier.

The Four Pillars duo joins a select few Australians including The Gin Queen, Caroline Ashford, Co-Founder of Bondi Gin and Gin Journey, Leon Dalloway and James Young from Old Young’s. The Gin guild has a global membership of around 450.

Mackenzie said: “Backing up after the winning the Best International Gin Producer the night before was tough, but being inducted into the Guild was really special. I got to wear a formal kilt and hobnob with legends like Desmond Payne.

“If you have not experienced a City of London formal do, it’s an unforgettable experience.”

Pal Gleed, Director General, The Gin Guild said: “Cameron and the team at Four Pillars represent everything that the Gin Guild stands for and promotes: Excellence in Gin Distillation.

“I’m delighted he and Sarah came to London to join the Guild as our first corporate members from Australia and look forward to seeing this number grow.”

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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