From The Producer
The genesis of this gin was back in 2015 when we distilled a little drop called Cousin Vera’s Gin. Made with our friends at Santamanía Destileria Urbana in Madrid, this was the first gin in our Distiller Series.
It was also was our first foray into savoury, Mediterranean-inspired gin flavours using fresh olives and rosemary. Cousin Vera’s Gin came and went pretty quickly, but remains a cult classic in the Four Pillars canon for those who crave that savoury style. After that collaboration, we knew gin and olives would combine beautifully and a trip to the olive groves of northern Victoria confirmed it for us.
It was after visiting Cobram Estate in Boundary Bend during olive harvest that we realised olive oil could be a brilliant botanical alongside dried olive leaves. The aroma, flavour and texture of fresh olive is stunning, so we did an entire year of trials before finalising the recipe. The result is a completely delicious, savoury and bright gin.