Cape Byron Distillery

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  • It’s been a big month of awards for Brookie’s!

    Brookie’s Dry Gin, Slow Gin, Shirl The Pearl & Mac. have all taken home notable awards this month. Cape Byron Distillery is extending its awards shelf, within the past month we've taken home seven, yes seven, new awards for the Brookie’s range! The most recent achievement was Mac. by Brookie’s macadamia liqueur, awarded PLATINUM at the 2020 SIP Awards, the only internationally recognised consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias.
  • Brookie’s 7 days of Negroni Week

    This year we upped the ante on Negroni Week to bring you 7 different recipes from our favourite movers and shakers from some of Australia’s finest gin-slinging venues! But before we delve into the recipes of our favourite ruby-red Aperitivo, we thought it fitting to share with you briefly the origins of the Negroni…
  • Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020

    This year Big Scrub Rainforest Day, a day that sits very close to our hearts, is taking a new format, in response to Covid19 constraints, providing even greater opportunity for people far and wide to get involved. To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Big Scrub Landcare is switching to an online format, taking place on Sunday 20th September.
  • Slow. wins Gold at the IWSC

    Brookie’s Byron Slow Gin takes out GOLD, Mac. by Brookie’s & Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin return with SILVER! Based in London, the IWSC is widely considered one of the most credible competitions of its kind. The sweet little sipper is masterfully created in the style of traditional English ‘sloe’ gin with a twist unique to its Byron Bay surroundings. Instead of sloe berries, we turn to Davidson’s Plums, an indigenous fruit found in the Northern Rivers area, as a replacement. Hundreds of kilos of Davidson’s Plums are laid to rest with Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin until the colour of the fruit has naturally imparted itself into the spirit along with flavours of sour cherry, plum and rose.
  • North Coast Mud Trail 2020

    Ever wanted to take a sneak peek inside the home studios the North Coast’s thriving pottery community? This August, the Northern Rivers Mud Trail promises to do just that. Returning for their 8th edition, Mud Trail provides the public with a unique opportunity to take part in a series of workshops and demonstrations, as they meet and mingle with local potters and, of course, purchase handcrafted works by local artists.