Cameron Mackenzie on Four Pillars Gin’s major expansion: S8 Bonus

We previously met Four Pillars Gin co-founder Cameron Mackenzie back in Season Three of the Drinks Adventures podcast.

At the time, Cam told us that Four Pillars was progressing towards a major redevelopment of its distillery and cellar door in Healesville, Victoria.

After some delays due to the pandemic, Four Pillars finally broke ground on the $6 million project in early February 2021.

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I spoke to Cam on the eve of the development and I’m now able to share our chat with you as a bonus episode of the podcast.

As I previously reported for Good Food, the Healesville redevelopment is being overseen by sustainable design firm Breathe Architecture.

The development is directly adjacent to Four Pillars’ current site in Healesville and will incorporate new hospitality, production and bottling facilities that will blend with the distillery’s current offering.

An artist's render of the Four Pillars Gin distillery, Healesville, following its $6 million redevelopment
An artist’s render of the Four Pillars Gin distillery, Healesville, following its $6 million redevelopment

The property will be encased in a copper facade inspired by Four Pillars’ copper gin stills; a striking architectural landmark at the gateway to Healesville.

If you haven’t yet heard our previous episode with Cam, discussing the back story of Four Pillars Gin, I strongly suggest you go back and take a listen. It’s definitely one of the best interviews we’ve brought you so far on the show.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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