Australian Christmas Gin 2023

To make this special annual release Cam distills Christmas puddings, then ages this gin for a year in 100-year-old Muscat barrels. The gin has aromatics of classic juniper and a hint of cinnamon, backed up with a rich palate and a hint of sweetness from the Muscat. Sip it neat, mix it with ginger ale or beer, or try it in some great cocktails.

Regular price $100 AUD
Regular price Sale price $100

This gin is Cam’s tribute to four things he loves: Australia, Christmas, gin and his late mum, Wilma.

Each year Wilma would use the 1968 Australian Women’s Weekly recipe to make her puds on Victoria Derby Day, while the rest of the family listened to the races. To this day, one of Cam’s great childhood memories is how his house would smell like Christmas over Cup Weekend.

I found the recipe and thought it would be fun to start doing it with my girls every year. But even as I was buying all the ingredients at the shops (mixed peel, oranges, dried fruit) I just kept thinking how well it would all distill. And with juniper having such a great pine needle character to begin with, a Christmas gin just started to make sense really quickly.” – Cameron Mackenzie

So now each year the Four Pillars family gathers in Healesville to make puddings to this recipe. Cam then distills them, and ages the resulting gin in Rutherglen Muscat barrels for a year. To finish, we add a slight tweak of Rutherglen Classic Muscat to round out the palate with a touch of richness.

With juniper-led Christmas tree notes and plum pudding character it smells like gin and tastes like Christmas, and we release it each year on Derby Day.

We distill whole Christmas puddings in the botanical basket with amped up juniper, cassia and star anise.


Try a nip on the rocks with a slice of orange, or mix up a celebratory Christmas cocktail.