David T. Smith Issue 11 Phoebe Calver Recommended Tastings

Four Pillars – 58.8 Navy Strength Gin

Four Pillars

58.8 Navy Strength Gin

Four Pillars Distillery

ABV: 58.8%
Country: Australia
Style: Navy Strength 
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith

Zesty citrus bursts forth from the glass, alongside cracked coriander and a touch of lime sorbet. 

Lovely intensity with lime marmalade up front followed by sweet baking spice and a floral earthiness. A lovely integration of alcohol, making this incredibly accessible given the higher ABV. 

More citrus on the finish with a long, lingering flavour and a little oiliness. 

With lots of bright, lively notes and a lime-forward nature, this would make a great Gimlet or, even better, a Gin Rickey.



Phoebe Calver

This is almost effervescent with bursts of orange spilling out on first nose. Citrus notes follow with a nod to lime and potentially a little vanilla. 

I am loving this – the rich and jammy orange is still packing a punch, but is nicely calmed by the addition of a little hit of anise before that creamy vanilla note makes another appearance. 

It’s no surprise that the citrus is the lasting impression here. 

I want to pour this over a sponge cake for ultimate heaven… I might need a moment.



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