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Four Pillars Gin and Drinks Lab

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Four Pillars Gin Lab Eileen's Bar
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James Irvine and Stuart Gregor with Eileen
Photograph: Steven Woodburn/SuppliedJames Irvine and Stuart Gegor
Four Pillars, the Gin Lab
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Four Pillars gin lab frontage
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Time Out says

The renowned Melbourne-born distilleries first Sydney outpost in the heart of Surry Hills

Sydney is home to a respectable number of top boutique distilleries, but the city's gin lovers have probably spied with envious eyes Melbourne's claim to one of the best brands in the business, namely Four Pillars.

Well, now these Victorian juniper whisperers are planting their flag in the heart of Surry Hills, with a trio of venues all under one roof.

First and perhaps foremost, there's the gin shop, where the distillery's full range – including all of its limited-edition varieties and its wildly popular Bloody Shiraz gin – will be available for purchase. Then there's the gin lab, where visitors take part in tasting workshops and even experiment with the boozy botanicals, under the guiding hand of Four Pillars' master distillers. Finally, there's Eileen's Bar – so named after the 70-litre still that has been imported to Sydney from Four Pillars' Healesville distillery – where you can take an elbow, enjoy some bar snacks and sample cocktails showcasing Four Pillars in all its forms.

Due to the current situation and the impacts that it is having on the hospitality sector, Four Pillars will be staggering the opening of its new Sydney premises, with the gin shop opening on June 1, followed by the gin lab and bar on June 12.


Address: 410
Crown Street
Surry Hills
Opening hours: Sun-Tue 10am-6pm, Wed-Sat 10am-midnight
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