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Four Pillars Gin Masterclass



Description

Brisbane we have a treat for you! – Join Stuart Gregor of a Four Pillars Gin, for a masterclass on the craft of distilling Gin and the very fine art of cocktail making.

After you arrive at the fabulous South Brisbane Work-Shop space, we’ll get you in the mood with a Four Pillars Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic to start. Then, while you sip, Stu will give a little bit of a history on gin and distilling, and the current flourishing of the Australian craft spirit industry.

Moving on to a tasting of all three Four Pillars gins (Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Navy Strength), Stu will take you through how they’re made including the botanicals involved, the distillation process, how they barrel-age using a solera system, and what exactly makes it “Navy Strength”.

Finally, we’ll have a quick chat about cocktails, why gin is the spirit of choice for all the best bartenders, and how to make the Four Pillars favourite, a Negroni. And of course you’ll get to sample one of these perfect cocktails before heading on to whatever the rest of your Wednesday night holds.

ABOUT STUART GREGOR

Stuart Gregor is one of three founders of Four Pillars Distillery and, along with Cameron Mackenzie and Matt Jones, he launched their first gin in 2013. Stu is a veteran of 20 years in the drinks industry, and is President of the Australian Distillers Association.

Four Pillars is a small Australian distillery based in the Yarra Valley, producing in batches of just 460 bottles. Our ambition is to make the best craft spirits in the country, using a copper pot and column still commissioned exclusively by CARL in Germany. We want to elevate the craft of distilling and celebrate the craft of cocktail making.

Our first release was a Rare Dry Gin in late 2013, which has since been awarded medals in two prestigious international spirits competitions. In 2014 Four Pillars launched a Barrel Aged and Navy Strength Gin to similar acclaim.

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Class Schedule

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

What you will learn
  • We’ll get you in the mood with a Four Pillars Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic to start
  • Stuart Gregor (Four Pillars founder) will give you a little bit of a history on gin and distilling, and the current flourishing of the Australian craft spirit industry.
  • Moving on to a tasting of all three Four Pillars gins (Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Navy Strength)
What you will get
  • Four Pillars G&T on arrival
  • Tasting of three Four Pillars gins (Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Navy Strength)
  • Sample of a classic Negroni cocktail
  • Some nibbles to keep your strength up!

What to bring
  • A love of gin and a love of craft!
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Rose

20 June 2016 • Four Pillars Gin Masterclass

Learnt a lot about the history of gin and how to make some great gin related cocktails. Stewart the facilitator and co-owner of Four Pillars was absolutely brilliant and made the evening.

Gillian

18 June 2016 • Four Pillars Gin Masterclass

We learnt about the aromatics put into gin and some of the distilling process. The gin we tasted was divine - this class was more about drinking gin than learning about how it was made :-) Very fun night.

Leah

18 June 2016 • Four Pillars Gin Masterclass

A very entertaining night. Highly recommend this class to anyone who loves Gin.