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 Mac. by Brookie's

A smooth local from Byron Bay. Expect decadent flavours of Butterscotch, Cacao & Coffee. Mac. by Brookie’s is a premium roasted Macadamia & Wattleseed liqueur. Crafted with natural ingredients, Mac. was made to shake things up!

A versatile little nutter made from locally sourced Northern Rivers roasted Macadamia Nuts & toasted Native Australian Wattleseed. The end result is the ‘Mac Daddy’ of all nut liqueurs.
Effortlessly smooth, Mac. fits into any social occasion. Pour over ice with a slice of lime AKA the Easy Mac. , or mix into your Espresso Martini for something a little more unexpected. Brought to you by Brookie’s, you can rest assure that Mac. captures the true spirit of Byron.

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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