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Four Pillars Just Released a Funky New Yuzu Gin

"After several experiments with Japanese friends over the years, we decided that it was time for a more permanent fixture for this increasingly in-demand yellow citrus fruit in the Four Pillars family."

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Gin-royalty, Four Pillars is known for its gin drops, especially around Christmas time, but this new product reveal has us excited for a flavour that’s been rising in popularity—yuzu.

It started with oranges in Rare Dry Gin, finger limes in Navy Strength Gin and continued through blood orange, grapefruit, cumquat and bergamot—the list goes on.

“After several experiments with Japanese friends over the years, we decided that it was time for a more permanent fixture for this increasingly in-demand yellow citrus fruit in the Four Pillars family. And so, we introduce you to the newest member of the Four Pillars core range—the bright and aromatic Fresh Yuzu Gin.”

Made with that very same yuzu grown just up the road from Healesville in the Ovens Valley, this gin is a bright, aromatic and (yes) fresh dry gin. 

Of the tasting notes, Four Pillars Co-founder and Distiller Cam Mackenzie says: “Yuzu brings amazing aromatics that are a mix of lemon, mandarin, cumquat and grapefruit—all bright and fresh citrus notes—while the addition of finger lime adds some deeper citrus character.”

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Drink it however you like to drink your favourite gin, but for the Four Pillars team, it’s at its best in a Highball with plenty of ice, soda or light tonic and any kind of citrus garnish (best of all would be fresh yuzu if you can find it). 

Sign up to the Four Pillars database here for early access to Fresh Yuzu Gin from 23 March. The gin will also be available from the Four Pillars website and at the Four Pillars Gin Shops at the Distillery Door in Healesville and the Sydney Laboratory in Surry Hills from 31 March.

Fresh Yuzu Gin will roll out more widely at good bottle shops throughout April.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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