QT Hotels has teamed up with Four Pillars to create a limited edition gin called Ordered Chaos and they’re celebrating the partnership by transforming their kitchens, menus and signature restaurants into a chaotic wonderland of five-course dinner experiences across the country.
The Ordered Chaos Gin Dinners, held for one night only in Melbourne on May 20, Sydney on May 27 and Perth on June. Priced at $175pp they will feature a matching food and beverage experience that promises to bring riotous flavour combinations, deconstructed dishes and highly smashable desserts.
Guests at Gowings Bar & Grill, Pascale Bar & Grill and Santini Bar & Grill will enjoy matched Four Pillars sensory cocktails, musical pairings, and effervescent entertainment, with the event hosted by Stu Gregor, Four Pillars co-founder.
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.
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.
Tickets to the Ordered Chaos Gin Dinner can be purchased here.
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.