Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin has been awarded Best Gin at the 2016 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition, one of the most prestigious global accolades.
Already a multi-awarded gin, Navy Strength adds the accolade to its growing list, including Best Navy Strength Gin at the 2015 and 2016 World Gin Masters, run by the London’s Spirits Business magazine.
Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin began life as an experiment to create a high-proof gin for famous Melbourne gin bar Gin Palace. Four Pillars’ is renowned for trying anything that gives its customers a kick of enjoyment and a run for their money, and boy does this gin do exactly that.
At 58.8% alc/vol this Gin is above 57.5% which is the offical requirement to be called a Nay Strength Gin. Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin is packed in a flavour infusion of native finger limes, organic oranges and fresh ginger. The finger limes highlight Asian spices such as coriander and star anise, while tumeric brings an earthy element to its friends and some weight to the palate.
Think lifted aromatics of lime curd, pine needles and fragrant spices with a vanilla character which pulls them all together. Well done vanilla. The palate is intense – sweet and juicy – but it is still very clean.