Product: Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Flavored Gin
Category: Flavored Gin
Distillery: Four Pillars Distillery, Australia
ABV: 37.8% or 75.5 proof
Price: fluctuates based on market but typically found between $36 and $40
Tasting Notes: grassy, earthy, tea, chamomile, gentian, bitter
Ideal Cocktail Pairings: My favorite way to use this spirit is in place of Sweet Vermouth or pretty much anytime a cocktail calls for an Amaro. The shiraz grapes give the gin a ton of bitter, tea-like notes that remind me of an Italian-style bitter liqueur so that’s where my mind goes first.
It’d also be an obvious replacement for Sloe Gin in a Sloe Gin Fizz, or in place of whiskey in a New York Sour! I also love just topping it with a splash or two of sparkling water or your favorite Lacroix flavor for a quick and easy spritz.
Similar Products: Sloe Gin and other Gin liqueurs.
Final Thoughts: A really fun product to play around with, with a ton of applications, regardless of season. I’m a huge fan of Sloe Gins and Sloe Gin-style Gins in theory, but have had a hard time finding one that’s pleasantly balanced, so with this Shiraz Gin, I feel like I’ve finally found something within that realm that I actually like.