Better be quick if you want to nab a bottle of this Shiraz gin

This Aussie gin-wine has been quick to sell out in the past. Now it's back for a third release so you might want to get in quick.

The blokes behind Four Pillars gin distillery didn't expect their Bloody Shiraz Gin to get the response it did.

In 2015, it took only three weeks for the Victoria-based brand to completely sell out of their 600-bottle first release.

A year later, they made eight times as much and sold out within a few months.

Now, it's their third time around and distillers Cam, Stu and Matt hope they've made enough of the highly sought-after product.

For context, the initial release of Bloody Shiraz Gin was made using 250kg of grapes. This time, they've used 10 tonnes!

Much like sloe gin, which is made by steeping sloe berries in the gin, Four Pillars soaked the Shiraz grapes in their gin for eight weeks, gently stirring each day. 

The result is a magnificently vibrant, purple liquid that is both sweet and full of interesting spicy notes.

"Aromatically, the gin has fresh pine needles and incredible spice, and a clear peppery, dense raspberry character. The palate is lovely and sweet, with long juniper and spice character finish," Four Pillars describes.

Whether you want to drink it on ice or with your Negroni, Four Pillars insists there are no rules for how customers should enjoy Bloody Shiraz Gin - and going by the disappearing nature of the product, people are enjoying it a lot!

The 700ml bottle will be available from June 1 online and at selected bottle shops for $85.

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