The Four Pillars barrel-aged gin range, including Sherry Cask and Chardonnay Barrel, is now available to the UK market.
Sherry Cask and Chardonnay Barrel both use Rare Dry gin as a base, made by filling the barrels from the top row of a traditional solera system and bottled from the bottom row.
The Sherry Cask solera is made up of 42 Australian ex-sherry barrels, varying in age from 15 to 35 years.
It’s residual Sherry character is integrated with the deeper cassia and star anise flavours from the Rare Dry. Sherry Cask is finished with a touch of Amontillado Sherry to add length and sweetness.
The Chardonnay Barrel solera has grown from just two barrels when the experimentation started in 2013 to 16. It uses barrels originally used to age Yarra Valley Chardonnay for six to eight years.
This year’s release has been aged in the barrels for a full year, resulting in preserved ginger notes, richer spice and an oaky sweetness.
Both gins are described as best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
The Four Pillars barrel-aged collection is available to buy from Master of Malt for £41.95. Both gins come in 50cl bottles with an ABV of 43.8%