Four Pillars Distillery has broken ground on a $6million development to expand its distillery in Healesville, Victoria, which will double its capacity to accommodate more than 200,000 visitors a year.
The development will incorporate new hospitality, production and bottling facilities and feature a copper facade inspired by Four Pillars’ copper gin stills.
“Today’s the day when 18 months of planning and designing with our hugely talented, creative and sustainability-obsessed friends at Breathe Architecture gets real,” the distillery noted.
“Today’s the day when we start employing countless local tradespeople over the next 12 months and start planning for the 30+ new jobs we aim to create (in addition to our 60+ employees already working in Healesville).
“Today’s the day when we get our heads around what it will mean to add room for up to 250 additional friends, increasing our total capacity to more than 200,000 visitors a year (up from around 100,00 people who visited us in 2019). Wow.
“Today’s the day when we take the next step towards making Healesville home to the world’s leading craft gin business.
“And today’s the day when we say thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey to date. Thank you! Another landmark day in the history of Four Pillars Gin. Here’s to many more of them to come.”
Co-founder Stuart Gregor added: “All going well we should be swinging open the doors to a mostly vaccinated gin loving world before Christmas.”