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Four Pillars Chardonnay Barrel + Sherry Cask Gin Below are the latest releases from Four Pillars. I received my pre-release order last week, but this has just gone on sale in Australia, with a limit of one order per customer. I expect them to sell out quickly. The Four Pillars website categories these releases thusly... Purchase the two additions to the Four Pillars Gin family as an at-home tasting pack - both our new barrel-aged gins, each with very distinct characteristics. You'll get one 500mL bottle of our first ever Sherry Cask Gin blend from our 42 cask solera of Spanish Sh
The Alexander Cocktail is a mixed drink, commonly referred to today as a 'Brandy Alexander'. The modern drink uses Cognac, White (or Brown) Creme de Cocoa and Half-and-Half. If you don't have half-and-half, make it yourself by combining some full cream milk and cream. The Creme de Cocoa may be white or brown, all that changes is the colour of your drink. My Ingredients: 30ml (or 1 ounce) cognac 30ml brown (or white) creme de cacao 30ml to 60 ml (1 to 2 ounces) light cream (or half-and-half) My Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain contents int
Below is a link that discusses current retailers who manufacture gin in Australia. It certainly has become a boutique industry. http://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/cocktails-spirits/gin-101-the-perfect-gin-and-tonic-plus-10-australian-craft-gins-to-try-20170926-gyp96l
Last weekend, a few of the Sydney crew got together to enjoy the only sunny day so far March 2017 (okay, well I exaggerate, there have been three days this month without rain in Sydney, and it has been the wettest March in 33 years!) This Sunday was a balmy 31° C, hence why we were clustered in the shade. We took this opportunity to enjoy some fine wine and cigars, but we also enjoyed the opportunity to sample some fantastic Four Pillars Gin releases. Four Pillars Gin is an Australian Gin distillery based in Melbourne, as personally I am grateful that @Ken Gargett knows the guys who make