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Four Pillars Cameron Mackenzie inducted into Australian Distillers Hall of Fame

Four Pillars Gin Co-founder and Head Distiller, Cameron Mackenzie was inducted into the Australian Distillers Hall of Fame at the Australian Distillers Annual Conference held in Brisbane.

The induction comes after a decade of Four Pillars producing world-class gin, including being named International Gin Producer of the Year by the IWSC a record-breaking three times (2019, 2020, 2023), seeing Cameron named IWSC Master Distiller of the Year (2023) and becoming the second Australian ever to be inducted into the Gin Hall of Fame (2023).

Leading the way as Head Distiller since the very start, Cameron has been responsible for the range of Four Pillars category-defining gins from the original Rare Dry, the cult favourite Bloody Shiraz and innovations like Olive Leaf Gin.

Four Pillars gins have been awarded Best in Category eight times, along with 17 Global Gin Masters, countless Trophies, plus Double Gold and Gold medals at competitions around the world.

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Cameron was also a driving force behind Four Pillars becoming one of the most sustainable distilleries in the world and Australia’s first carbon-neutral gin distillery in 2022.

“Being the seventh inductee to the AD Hall of Fame is truly an honour,” he said.

“Of course, Stuart had to beat me in as inductee number six last year.

“But this really is a testament to how far Four Pillars and Australia’s craft distilling industry has come over the last ten years. When we first started out, there were a handful of people making gin in Australia and we were just a few blokes in the back of a winery with a single copper still.

“Now I’m standing in a room alongside hundreds of innovators and leaders in the craft industry… it’s an incredible decade to celebrate.”

Four Pillars is Australia’s highest selling local gin brand accounting for around 40 per cent of all Australian gin produced. It is now sold in 36 markets across the globe.

Four Pillars’ home in Healesville, also where Cameron lives with his family, is the most visited hospitality destination in regional Victoria with more than 180,000 annual visitors.

Australian Distillers is the industry’s peak body which actively campaigns for improvements to the industry at all levels of Government.

 

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