Celebrate World Gin Day with one of Australia's best ginmakers
Where better to celebrate World Gin Day than at the Four Pillars Gin Distillery, which will be hosting a full weekend of festivities dedicated to gin this coming Queen's Birthday long weekend. From Saturday to Monday, the day will start with a scone breakfast where you can try the Four Pillars Distillery orange marmalade made from the by-products of the oranges they use to make their gin.
Later on in the day, the Blue Bonnet barbecue food truck will be parked outside to serve up pulled pork gin burgers. And no, the pigs haven't been hitting the bottle, the pigs were fed on spent botanicals the distillery have leftover after a distillation. Whether that means they'll taste of juniper and other aromatics remain to be seen, but the slow-cooked and smoked pork rolls will no doubt be delicious.
If you're in it for the gin (it is World Gin Day after all!), the Four Pillars Distillery will be offering free gin tastings all day of all the Four Pillars Gin range. This will be your chance to get your mitts on the highly sought-after Bloody Shiraz Gin that's made by steeping Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes in high proof Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks. The bar will also be pouring gin cocktails all day for thirsty visitors.