Cape Byron Distillery
Nestled amongst a subtropical rainforest in Byron Bay lies a true gem, The Cape Byron Distillery.
The family-run business is responsible for making the award-winning Brookie's Dry Gin which you’ll find stocked in all our favourite bars on the Gold Coast. But not one to rest on their laurels, they’ve also created Brookie’s Mac, a macadamia and wattleseed liqueur and their signature Slow Gin, made from the Davidson Plum.
The distillery bar is known for cranking out incredible cocktails like the Wategos Sour and The Nutter, just ask the talented and friendly crew to work their magic and you’ll be sipping something heavenly in no time. We recommend taking your tipple out to the large deck that boasts sweeping views of the family’s rainforest.
But the number one thing you must do when visiting is a distillery tour. The knowledgeable team will arm you with a gin and tonic and take you for a stroll through the grounds where you’ll see, smell and touch the native rainforest botanicals that are used in their sips, learn the history of the Big Scrub rainforest and fall in love with this special place. Once back in the distillery you’ll get to the best part—an in-depth tasting.
Tours run Friday through Sunday and bookings are required.
Image Credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography for Urban List