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. Brookies was co-founded by Jim McEwan and 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 their custom-made copper pot still (named George), next to their cellar door bar made from locally sourced Norfolk pine and recycled materials.
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 they do.
Slow Gin ABV: 26%, Dry Gin ABV: 46% View the Brookie's page