Four Pillars awarded IWSC’s 2023 International Gin Producer Trophy

Spirit news

Thu 19 Oct 2023

By Kristen Dougall

We’re delighted to award Four Pillars the IWSC 2023 International Gin Producer Trophy, sponsored by The Gin Guild.

Founded in 2013 by three friends, Four Pillars are no stranger to the IWSC’s International Gin Producer Trophy, this being the third year that the Australian gin brand has taken this trophy home.

Our judges praised Four Pillars’ innovation, continually looking for the next big thing in gin. The judges commented that the brand “was doing something that gin category needs, collaborations”. From collaborations with past IWSC winners, and also with winemakers. These collaborations showed real willingness to take risks but also to extend a hand to fellow brands. However, the brand doesn’t solely look to innovate within the drinks industry, they have also ventured into food "Made-from-Gin" items, the judges loved the continual thirst for innovation from botanical crackers to stillage-washed cheese, to name just a few. A delicious way to reduce flavour waste. This isn’t the only way Four Pillars strive to remain sustainable, their forward thinking and want to do more has meant they have reduced their carbon footprint through their energy usage, packaging and waste products and are on track to achieve Carbon Neutral certification, which is why last year the IWSC awarded Four Pillars with our inaugural Green Spirit Initiative Trophy.

Four Pillars are ambassadors for gin, but also do so much for the welfare of their staff and the community of Melbourne, ensuring they are supporting the communities their craft depends on.

Our sponsors, The Gin Guild expressed the importance of this Trophy to them, as it rewards the very best in spirit quality, and Four Pillars definitely exemplifies excellence in gin. With 10 medals awarded to their gins in our 2023 Awards, including two gold medals with 98 points for their Bloody Underhill Vineyard Shiraz Gin and Single Barrel S36 Gin.

Congratulations to Four Pillars.