The Four Pillars gin distillery in Healesville, Victoria has swept all before it and become the first ever Australian craft spirit to be awarded Australia’s Liquor Brand of the Year.

 

This is the single highest accolade awarded to a brand across all categories and price points of liquor in Australia; covering both locally and internationally produced brands. The past three winners of the award have been Jack Daniel’s (2016), Aperol (2017) and Furphy (2018).

The Australian Liquor Industry Awards ceremony (the ALIAS) were held last night in Sydney and are judged by industry and fully audited by PKF Australia. All the details of judging and categories can be gathered at www.liquorawards.com.au.

Four Pillars also collected the awards for Best Luxury Light Spirit and Best On-Premise Spirit/Liqueur. “This is a pretty special night for Four Pillars it has to be said,” co-founder Stuart Gregor commented.

“As we approach just our sixth birthday it must be said it’s been a pretty epic year and this surely caps it off nicely. Cam, Matt and I had a bit of a pipe dream of creating a world-leading craft gin business here in Australia back in 2013, and it really does seem that the dream might be coming true. There is a huge family of people to thank that starts with all of our staff past and present, our partners at Vanguard from the get-go and Lion more recently, our families, friends and partners around the world and every bartender, retailer, bar back, glassy and good old drinker who has ever thought ‘maybe I will give that Aussie gin a go’. Thanks to you all.”

“After a quiet shandy tonight, it’s time for us to get back to work to keep making unique, interesting, fun and bloody delicious gin. Also to get our 2019 Australian Christmas Gin out the door next week, to complete the plans for our Sydney lab, our new development at Healesville and getting the word out about great Aussie craft spirits to anyone who will listen wherever they might be.”