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Four Pillars take home ‘Best Gin in the World’ at the IWSC

Four Pillars Barrel Aged Bloody Underhill Shiraz Gin has scored a massive 99 points, an outstanding gold medal at the world’s most important spirits show, the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.

The product was the highest scoring gin in the competition crowning it ‘world’s best gin’.

Only five other global spirits scored 99 points with Four Pillars the only gin in the line-up.

The IWSC is the world’s longest-running, largest and most prestigious spirits competition with more than 4000 entries from distilleries across the globe in 2024. This year, gin was the biggest category.

Spirit Judging committee member, Oliver Ward, said the gin was the best the judges could find after three days of tasting gins from around the world.

“Our judges spent three days tasting gins from different parts of the world with 760 medals awarded including more than 50 golds.

“Four Pillars Barrel Aged Bloody Underhill Shiraz Gin has a warm, complex and rich palate of cocoa, licorice and juniper with hints of mint. The levels of both sweetness and alcohol are perfectly judged,” said Ward.

Co-founder and head Distiller of Four Pillars, Cameron Mackenzie said they always knew the gin was special.

“We always knew this was a special gin made alongside our friend winemaker Sarah Crowe from Yarra Yering.

“On the eve of World Gin Day (8 June) we couldn’t be prouder to wave the flag for Australian gin around the world,” said Mackenzie.

The gin is a combination of one the region’s finest Shiraz Vineyards (Underhill), and the other, Bloody Shiraz Gin.

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