Our Distillery & Distillation

In The Hinterland of Byron Bay

Cape Byron Distillery is perched in the heart of the Brook Family’s 96 acre Farm (Brookfarm) in the hinterland of Byron Bay. From the top of the farm, you can see the first light pass over the lighthouse. The distillery itself rests amongst the macadamia orchard & rainforest that the Brook’s have regenerated. The distillery was purpose-built on one of the only bare plots of land remaining. Inside you will find our custom-made copper pot still (named George), next to our cellar door bar made from locally sourced Norfolk pine and recycled materials.

Rainforest Regeneration & a greater purpose

It’s In Our Nature

The thriving ecosystem & lush subtropical rainforest that Cape Byron Distillery rest amongst is a direct result of the Brook family’s passion for rainforest regeneration. 30 years ago Pam & Martin Brook purchased a run-down dairy farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Since then they have regenerated and replanted over 35,000 subtropical rainforest trees, creating an oasis for native animals and birds.

It is this passion for regeneration that is at the core of what we do.

Introducing Brookie's Gin

Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin is a traditional dry style of gin that captures the unique flavours of the subtropical rainforest of the Northern Rivers. We have been regenerating rainforest for the past 30 years, and it is from this 35,000+ rainforest trees we planted that we draw inspiration and wild harvest a large portion of our native botanicals. Working with native Australian flavours means that there are very short growing seasons, rather than deterring us we embrace this seasonality and showcase it in our gin.

Brookie’s is a beautifully balanced combination of the finest regional botanicals in a truly classic gin.

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A unique cellar door experience for visitors and locals.

About distillery tours

Our Family

The Brookie’s & Jim McEwan

Cape Byron Distillery is a proud family owned & run distillery (the Brook Family & Jim McEwan) situated on the Brook Family’s farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. In 2014, Jim McEwan & Eddie Brook met for the first time and when Jim learned of the family’s passion for regeneration & the native flavours abundant in their rainforest the idea for Cape Byron Distillery was born! We have a passion for excellence, sustainability and giving back to our local community. We are here to create a new chapter in the book of Australian Distilleries.

Tasting Notes

Notes from Master Distiller, Jim McEwan

The first

of its kind,

Brookie's

Byron Slow Gin

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