Cape Byron Distillery, Australia’s newest distillery, launched Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, the first to be produced in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Eddie Brook, who has over 10 years of experience in the spirits industry, along with one of the world’s most internationally acclaimed distillers, Jim McEwan (ex Bruichladdich and creator of the Botanist Gin).
The gin captures the flavours and tastes of sub-tropical NSW, with the distillery nestled in the Brook family’s macadamia farm, surrounded by a lush rainforest. McEwan says, “You’re tasting a bit of nature, you can taste the salt air, you can taste the fruits and flowers of the rainforest, it has the warmth of the personalities associated with family distillers”.
Brookie’s is a dry style gin, balanced with a combination of traditional and local native botanicals. It is produced using trickle distilling in a custom hand-made copper pot still. Brookie’s gin also comes with an environmental message and purpose, with a percentage of the profits from every bottle sold going toward supporting the work of the local Big Scrub Landcare group, whose sole mission is to protect the rainforest and to encourage new plantings. Check them out at bigscrubrainforest.org.au.
Check out www.capebyrondistillery.com for more info. If you would like to buy a bottle of Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin online please click here.