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Four Pillars Has Just Reimagined Its Healesville Distillery Into An Eco-Friendly Gin Oasis

By Simon Cassar

A large copper building with plants and people standing out front.

Four Pillars has been busy back over at their Healesville headquarters, aside from the several absolute knockout gins (Yuzu-fresh we’re looking at you) one of their key focuses has been the distillery and their businesses carbon footprint. 

They’ve just announced the opening of Healesville 2.0, a refit that has seen more $7 million dollars spent on the space, which includes a 1000sqm extension of the original distillery. The new-look structure has been wrapped in 1650m of raw copper and is comprised of reused concrete, and bricks. Inside locally sourced repurposed furniture fills the space and behind the bar, gin is fed directly from the tanks through copper pipes and tonic is tapped in from kegs, reducing the glass waste which is predicted to save around 29 tonnes per year. 

“From the very first day, we distilled gin we have tried to recycle, re-use and replenish our environment and give back to the community. We cannot give more to the community than assure it that our gins tread carefully on our planet, especially in this time of climate crisis,” says Four Pillars co-founder, Cam Mckenzie. 

The Four Pillars team has worked tirelessly with Breathe Architecture, Climate Active and Ndver Environmental to achieve zero-net emissions within the production side of the business, achieving certification from Climate Active. 

The company are furthering their efforts with their flagship home by installing solar panels across the entire roof and using native plants to landscape the structure. 

The all-new Four Pillars Healesville 2.0 is officially open, keep an eye out over here for all the incoming info. 

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Image credit: Anson Smart (supplied) 

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