They take a limited amount of Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes steeped them in gin for eight weeks to make their Bloody Shiraz Gin. After they pressed it off and released the gin in June.
Bloody Shiraz Gin has an incredibly rich, deep purple colour, which turns iridescent pink when mixed with tonic or soda. Aromatically it has fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and a clear peppery, dense raspberry character. The palate is lovely and sweet, with a long juniper and spice character on the finish.
Unlike Sloe Gin, the alcohol is 37.8% (rather than <30%) so it packs a punch and is ideal in a range of cocktails. Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is best consumed within two years of vintage. The gin is unfiltered and will develop secondary fruit characters beyond two years.