A collaboration from across the sea!

Stranger & Sons have teamed up with Four Pillars in Australia to create a limited edition gin like no other! Introducing Trading Tides Coastal Gin, a dry gin distilled in India with Australian botanicals leading the charge.

Botanicals with an Aussie Twist

Stranger & Sons Indian Spirited Gin is unique thanks to its famous botanical blend from local sources. When creating Trading Tides Limited Edition Coastal Gin, they were inspired by the tides and coast that connect them across the Indian ocean, and kept it in mind when they finalised the unique botanical blend for this spirit – Juniper, White Pepper, Anise Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Rivermint, Angelica, Liquorice, Indian Coriander, Grapefruit Peels, Dried Mangosteen, Kokum and Tamarind.

A different gin with a different flavour profile calls for different cocktails (because, well, why not? We all love cocktails.)

About Four Pillars

Four Pillars is an Australian gin distillery located in the famous wine region – the Yarra Valley (an hour outside of Melbourne). Four Pillars launched in 2013 and since then has gone on to become Australia’s number 1 craft spirit, available in over 25 markets around the world.

Tasting Notes

Heady on the nose:
As you take a sip of this inherently Indian gin, you’re greeted by a beautiful freshness from Indian citrus peels.

Black pepper, coriander and mace follow to give this gin a strong spiced middle.

Back palate:
Angelica root, cassia bark, liquorice and nutmeg make the finishing flourish warm and sweet.

Plenty to write home about. The exotic botanicals lend bright but balanced notes to the gin to make for a multi-faceted and nuanced tipple. The finish — a warm peppery cinnamon — lingers beautifully on the palette, and reminds of the spirit’s Indian identity without losing its direction.

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Accolades for Stranger & Sons

The Spirits Business Asian Spirits Masters 2021
Master Medal

“Bold and delicious…The palate is wonderful – smooth and silky mouthfeel with no sharp edges or volatile alcohol”, said one of the judges, Bryan Rodriguez, wine, and spirits buyer for Harvey Nichols in London.

International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2020

One of the only 8 gins in the world to receive this award out of 800 brands that participated that year – and the first Indian gin.

Gin Masters Competition 2021
Gold Medal – Contemporary Category

The judges were enamoured with the gin’s aromas of “earthy juniper” and flavours of “dried citrus peel” and “bold, vibrant” character on the palate. It was agreed the expression would “stand up well mixed in a gin and tonic” and that it offered something “unique” to the gin world.

The Drinks Business Spring Tasting 2021
Gold Medal

Berlin International Spirits Competition 2020
Gold Medal

London Spirits Competition 2021
Silver Medal


The Flora Dora

  • Trading Tides Gin
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Dry Ginger-ale

The Floradora cocktail is lesser known, even though it’s been around since the 1900’s. Time to bring this sassy lil’ thing back into the limelight! With sweet raspberries for fruitiness, lemon juice for tartness and ginger ale for a bit of spicy warmth – the Trading Tides Coastal Gin with fresh grapefruit, lemon myrtle and rivermint accent these flavours perfectly.

Classic G&T with a Trading Tides Twist

  • 45ml Trading Tides Limited Edition Coastal Gin
  • 120ml Tonic Water
  • Wedge of Pink Grapefruit to garnish

We all know the timeless G&T, and if you’re this far down the page, you may have even read about and tasted the Stranger & Sons G&T with a ginger twist. So let’s get the Trading Tides angle with a wedge of pink grapefruit! Grapefruit peels are used in the distillation of this fresh, citrusy gin so complimenting it with a wedge rounds out this cocktail and takes it from ‘mmm’ to ‘MMMM!’

My Fair Lady

  • Trading Tides Gin
  • Lychee Syrup
  • Rose water
  • Lime Juice
  • Egg White
  • Dried Rose Petals Garnish

The original My Fair Lady cocktail was invented by Joe Gilmore – an extremely talented barman, to mark Julie Andrews’ first night in the musical My Fair Lady. Uber elegant, feminine and supremely fresh – the floral rose hints and lime are perfect partners for the vibrant flavours on offer in Trading Tides Coastal Gin.

Managing Water Waste

Most distilleries use a constant flow of cold water, which is drained out. To reduce and preserve the amount used for the 16-hour distillation run, Stranger & Sons invested in a tank that recycles the water. With this chiller and tank, they are able to save 10,000 litres of water per run and the drained water is directed to their botanical garden.

Goa's Local Fruit Whisperers

For the citrus peels that perfume Stranger & Sons gin, women from a local self-help group visit the distillery on the day they make a new batch. Once the peels are utilised, the remains of the fruit are returned to the women, which they use to make pickles and cordials (for use in hero cocktails later on!) They are typically housewives keen on learning different vocations, which give them additional income and help them manage their homes better. They also help nurture the Stranger & Sons botanical garden — their traditional knowledge about farming spices helping them understand which botanical and fruits will flourish on the land.

We like to compare our distilling process to an Indian musical Jugalbandhi where each ingredient is skilfully combined to create a three-dimensional gin with robust & generous flavours.

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