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Four Pillars wins at 2020 IWSC awards

Photo credit: Four Pillars/Facebook

Australian craft gin producer Four Pillars has been named the IWSC 2020 International Gin Producers of the Year.

Hailing from Healesville in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, and distributed by Tickety-Boo in New Zealand, Four Pillars claimed the title for the second year in a row.

Cameron Mackenzie

“This award is special to us for so many reasons,” said Four Pillars’ founders Stuart Gregor, Cameron Mackenzie and Matt Jones on Facebook.

“It’s special because it’s not for any one of our gins, but for our whole business, our whole gin family.

“And it’s special because winning it for a second year in a row confirms that the gin we’re making here in Australia stands up to and beats anything in the world.

“So this award is for everyone who has been with us on this journey, from our first customers back in 2013, to our staff, to the thousands of friends we’ve made along the way,” they said.

“This is for all of you, especially our fellow Victorians. You’ve had a hell of a year. We all have. And while this is just a gin trophy, it means a lot to us, and we hope it puts a big smile on your faces too.”

In 2019, it was announced that Lion was taking a 50% stake in the brand. Four Pillars now exports to more than 25 international markets, including the UK, Singapore, New Zealand and the US.

They currently produce 11 gins, including Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz, Spiced Negroni Gin and a Limited Edition Australian Christmas Gin.

For more on the 2020 IWSC awards, click here.

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