The Schtick: Ginvitational Day 18! Produced with an additional ingredient – limes – this gin from Four Pillars is bottled at an elevated proof. Today’s Four Pillars gin review is from the 2019 release and it is bottled at 58.8% ABV. They have an interesting set of production methods for their gin, as well as the origination from Australia, so this should be an interesting one. Let’s get to it.
Distiller: Four Pillars
Bottler: Four Pillars
Brand: Four Pillars
ABV: 55.8% ABV
Nose: Really bright and fragrant – tons of juniper, lemon peel, faint anise, sweet lime zest.
Taste: Sweet and rich on the palate. Really supple mouth feel, coats the palate really nicely. First there is some malt and a roasted corn note that quickly gives way to pepper, sourdough bread, sweet cream and icing and some coriander. Really really nice.
Finish: Long but searing and hot. The complexity of the palate is almost lost on how hot the finish is firing off, though there is a lovely balance of pepper and lemon curd.
Overall: The nose and palate are delightful, but there is some lost momentum in the finish.
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect