Shiraz Gin. It’s a thing and if you haven’t heard about this miraculous invention already, you’re bloody missing out. It wasn’t until we posted a photo on the Glam Adelaide Instagram at 2KW with one of these drinks, that we were alerted to the fact this could be a very real possibility. And you need to know about this quick smart because Shiraz Gin is a SUPER limited release each year and demand is through the roof. 2KW only stock a few bottles a year, so if you want to try it… you know what to do folks.
It was only two years ago when gin legends, Four Pillars Gin, introduced us to this concept to us and blew our minds. In 2015 they went out on a whim and combined some of the best Shiraz grapes in the country with their Rare Dry Gin which led to the creation of – drum roll – their first ‘Bloody Shiraz Gin’. Fast forward to 2017 and they’re on their third and largest vintage release yet.
Four Pillars credit this year’s cooler weather and longer ripening time to the gin’s vibrant ruby colour. And if you’re familiar with the Yarra Valley Shiraz characters, you’ll notice the earthiness, complexity and subtle white pepper spice. But still with that balanced sweetness of the previous releases.
“Aromatically it shows fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and distinct peppery, dense raspberry notes. The palate is lovely and sweet with a long juniper and spice character on the finish”
“Unlike Sloe Gin (which is less than 30% ABV), the alcohol is 37.8%. So it packs a punch and is ideal in a range of cocktails, like Sam’s ‘Bloody Floradora’. Four Pillars event suggest it straight on the rocks in all its pure purple glory, garnished with a slice of orange. Or in a fabulously colourful G&T!”
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Oooh @blacksheepbottleshop you made us all weak at the knees with this pretty shot. Folks, if you're wanting a bottle of #BloodyShirazGin to celebrate #WorldGinDay this Saturday, come pick up one from the distillery. Or check in at your local independent bottle shops (there's a list on the link in our bio) – just call ahead first to make sure there's still a bottle left with your name on! #FourPillarsGin #FourPillarsDistillery #BlackSheepBottleShop
Photography by Rick Liston
You can try this amazing creation at 2KW Bar & Restaurant. They’re located at 2 King William St, Adelaide.
Or if you want to grab a bottle all for yourself, click here and thank us later.