Cameron Mackenzie graduated from RMIT with a B.ASc (Hospitality Studies) in 1992 with the sole aim of running a pub, perhaps a reflection of the dedication he had for his studies.
He spent many years pursuing an athletic career as a 400m runner where, despite his efforts, ambition and ability failed to meet. It wasn’t a complete lost cause as he managed to represent Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Cameron no longer has any athletic tendencies - instead he's obsessed with the art of fly fishing and chasing his three daughters.
Before throwing his lot into the production of craft gin, Cameron was a fifteen year veteran of the wine trade starting in production and moving through various commercial roles.
In 2013 he and two friends established Four Pillars Distillery in the Yarra Valley, a bespoke gin distillery than has gone on to garner global acclaim and become Australia's highest selling craft spirit.
Cameron is the head distiller, founding partner, operations guru, educator and still shiner. He is, quite simply, the heart and soul of Four Pillars.