Four Pillars Cocktail Masterclass

Let The Drinks, Be-Gin

Join Four Pillars Gin’s Creative Director of Gin Drinks, James Irvine, in an exploration of the world of cocktails at the Four Pillars Cocktail Masterclass!

This Four Pillars Masterclass will be a hands-on session where you will learn how to make our favourite Gin & Tonic. Then, find out about the history of the Negroni as you learn how to whip up this classic and timeless cocktail. Finally, it’s all hands on deck as you shake up a Basil Smash. Enjoy all your drinks after you’ve made them, alongside some delicious bar snacks courtesy of the InterContinental Adelaide.

James Irvine, previously of the Swillhouse group, recently joined Yarra Valley-based gin distillery Four Pillars Gin as their first ever Creative Director of Gin Drinks. He’d just returned from Mexico City where he was named Runner Up at the 10th annual Bacardi Legacy Competition.

It’s fair to say James’ resume is impressive. Of his eight years in the bartending trade, the most recent four have been for Swillhouse – operators of Shady Pines Saloon, Baxter Inn, Frankie’s Pizza and the juggernaut that is Restaurant Hubert. James was Beverage Director across all venues, responsible for their impeccable drinks programs and staff training that combined have seen each of the bars win multiple awards and packed to the rafters every night of the week.

And then there’s the trophy cabinet – Time Out Best Bartender 2016, ALIA Bartender of the Year 2016, twice Drinks World Australian Top 25 Bartender, winner of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Australia 2016 (which saw him become part of their global Brand Ambassador Team for two years), recipient of the ‘World Class in a Glass’ category at Diageo’s World Class 2016. And then, of course, there was his spectacular performance in Mexico City.

  • Four Pillars Cocktail Masterclass
  • Tickets: $60 per person
  • The Atrium Lounge, InterContinental Adelaide
  • Thursday 28 February, 2019
  • 6pm-8pm

Contact our Special Events Co-ordinator: or phone 08 8238 2433