Cape Byron Distillery
Surrounded by rainforest, this distillery heroes local botanicals.
July 27, 2020
It's distilled in a rainforest, and it features native botanicals foraged from said rainforest. Yes, that's enough to make Brookie's Dry Gin stand out. A hit since first appearing on the scene back in 2016, Brookie's is made from 25 botanicals — 17 of which stem from its Northern Rivers surroundings, such as Byron sunrise finger limes, native river mint and native raspberry.
This is the gin to drink when you want to feel like you've made the journey to Byron Bay, where Cape Byron Distillery is unsurprisingly located, but can't actually head out of town at the moment. A labour of love for co-founder Eddie Brook, the distillery is actually part of his family property in Byron Bay's hinterland, where he grew up.
Cape Byron Distillery hosts public tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It includes a gin tasting of Brookie's two gins, a G&T on arrival and a tour of the surrounding rainforest.