QT Hotels has teamed up with Four Pillars to create a limited edition gin called Ordered Chaos. QT Hotels will be pouring the exclusive new collaboration at their bars across Australia, with a limited number of bottles also available for purchase.
In making the gin, Four Pillars started with gentle aromas of spice and citrus, before the QT team injected a colourful combination of fresh coconut milk, raw almonds and bamboo leaves – which the hotel group describes as “a chaotic mix inspired by QT life”.
According to QT: “The coconut and almond play an intriguing game on the palate, taking turns to come to the fore, with refreshing bamboo taking the final bow.”
The trio behind Four Pillars, Cameron MacKenzie, Matt Jones and Stuart Gregor, are regular guests of QT Hotels and drew upon the unique locations, quirky interiors and artistic motifs of each property as inspiration for the Ordered Chaos bottle design – a label featuring multi-dimensional swirling text and a pop of QT’s signature magenta.
To celebrate the collaboration gin, QT’s mixology masters have layered the spirit with homemade infusions, syrups and tinctures on their drinks menus.
Room Service Rickey showcases the Ordered Chaos Gin in a highly aromatic, botanical, bitter and bubbly concoction that packs a punch. The QT Colada Fizz on the other hand is textural and creamy, highlighting both the coconut and the gin’s slightly nutty and grassy notes. Bamboo is another simple refresher on the menu, a stirred down martini variation; light, crisp with a hint of coconut.
The partnership will also see QT Hotels and Four Pillars hosting all-inclusive, multi-sensory events with masterclasses and tastings for visiting connoisseurs and locals alike. Whether guests want to jump behind the bar and learn how to shake a cocktail, or expand their gin knowledge – QT Hotel’s gin experts will lead guests through comprehensive tastings and educational masterclasses of the vibrant gin.
Guests can try Ordered Chaos Gin straight from the bar in a cocktail, or grab a limited edition bottle from the QT Cellar HERE. Each 700ml bottle is priced at $89.
Four Pillars wins World’s Best Signature Botanical Gin
It’s been a huge week for Four Pillars, with its Olive Leaf Gin, released in Spring 2020, being crowned as the World’s Best Signature Botanical Gin at the 2021 World Gin Awards.
The World Gin Awards commend the best gins in the world, with entries from across the globe tasted by an expert judging panel to decide the World’s Best. Four Pillars’ unique use of olive oil and olive leaf as botanicals (from Cobram Estate in Victoria) was recognised by the judging panel in the prestigious awards.
The Signature Botanical category rewards “distilled gins that focus on a particular botanical or flavour and prominently state this on their label. Flavoured exclusively through distillation, these spirits still have juniper as a key focus, but have an additional focus on the signature component.”
In other categories, Four Pillars’ distiller Cameron Mackenzie was runner-up for Master Distiller of the Year to Anne Brock, head distiller at Bombay Sapphire.