10th Birthday Rare Dry Gin

Ten years ago, in December 2013, we launched Four Pillars with one gin, our Rare Dry Gin. It’s our original, our favourite (shh, don’t tell the other gins) and to us, simply the most delicious gin on the planet. So how better to celebrate our tenth birthday than with a limited-edition bottling of the gin that started it all?
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Since the beginning, we have set out to make truly modern Australian gins. We love London Dry gin, but let’s be honest, the world didn’t need three bald guys from Australia making another London Dry gin. And why would we, when we have some of the world’s very best botanicals right here at our doorstep?

So in 2012, Cam started playing around with the recipe for Rare Dry Gin on an experimental still (affectionately known as his ‘Breaking Bad’ era) and by September 2013, after over ten months of distilling small batches and the arrival of our beautiful CARL copper still (named Wilma, after Cam’s late mum), he landed on the final recipe.

Our starting point was the Yarra Valley’s clean, bright water, among the very best in the world. Then we selected our nine signature botanicals, including botanicals that can only be found here in Australia like lemon myrtle and Tasmanian pepperberry, plus fresh whole organic oranges to add a highly aromatic character. It’s because of these fresh oranges that we garnish our G&T with orange!

Ten years on and this recipe hasn’t changed. It’s picked up a bunch of medals and awards we’re really proud of, and it’s become the base of some of our most loved gins like Bloody Shiraz Gin and our barrel aged gins. And if we could only pick one gin to have on our bar cart, it would still be this one. So happy birthday to you, Rare Dry Gin. The (not so) little Aussie gin that really can do it all.

Botanicals come from around the world to capture the essence of contemporary Australia’s heritage in Europe and Asia.


This gin makes a life-changing G&T and holds its own in these classic cocktails.