Four Pillars is releasing two new limited edition gins, that are a riff on its Rare Dry Gin and with both featuring fresh local citrus.

The Rarer Dry Gin is made with yellow yuzu and Rarest Dry Gin features green bergamot.

In creating the Rarer Dry Gin Four Pillars swapped its traditional oranges for the locally grown yellow yuzu, which the team said “adds mandarin, lemon and cumquat aromatics and flavours to the gin” adding that “it makes a stunning bright and lifted G&T and an equally delicious Gin & Soda Highball. It is also great with the StrangeLove Yuzu Soda – no real surprise there”.

Green bergamot is considered to be a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, making it a great gin botanical as it “adds herbaceous and bitter orange notes to the aromatics and palate. This makes a superb deeper and more herbaceous G&T that goes well with a rosemary or thyme garnish”.

Distiller and Co-founder Cam Mackenzie said: “Jane and Brian from Mountain Yuzu were chestnut farmers before they switched to citrus and we’re sure glad they did.

“We picked the bergamot when it was dark green, like the Italians do for bitters. The oil is bigger, hugely aromatic and more bitter. When we zested it over a few days the whole distillery smelled of bergamot.”

The gins will be available from 11 September and each will be at $75 RRP.

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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