Olive Leaf is the brand new savory gin from Australia's Four Pillars Distillery. It’s bright and perfect for a Martini or Gin & Tonic garnished with rosemary and lemon. Three types of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf tea from the world-class groves of Victoria's Cobram Estate were used to craft this luxuriously textural gin. Botanicals like rosemary and bay leaf transport you to the Mediterranean (even though they're from founder Cam’s own garden), while native macadamia nuts and lemon myrtle make the gin distinctly modern and Australian.
The genesis of this gin goes back to 2015 when Four Pillars distilled a small run called Cousin Vera’s Gin. Made with their friends at Santamanía Destileria Urbana in Madrid, this was the first gin in the Distiller Series. It was also their first foray into savory, Mediterranean-inspired gin flavors using fresh olives and rosemary. Cousin Vera’s Gin came and went pretty quickly, but remains a cult classic in the Four Pillars canon.
After that collaboration, a trip to the olive groves of northern Victoria confirmed how beautifully gin and olives combine. It was after visiting Cobram Estate in Boundary Bend during olive harvest that they realized olive oil could be a brilliant botanical alongside dried olive leaves. The aroma, flavor, and texture of fresh olive is stunning, so they did an entire year of trials before finalizing the recipe. The result is a completely delicious, savory, and bright one-of-a-kind gin.
Bottle Size: 750mL