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Cape Byron Distillery are finally releasing their first single malt whisky to the Australian public. To honour the occasion, Master Distiller, co-founder Jim McEwan, along with co-founder and distiller, Eddie Brook, will be celebrating with a series of exclusive whisky events. The launch events in Byron will be the first in Australia.

World-renowned Master Distiller, Jim McEwan, has inspired generations of whisky distillers, blenders and fans through his tenures with Scotland’s Islay distilleries Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Ardnahoe and now Australian distillery, Cape Byron. Jim has played a pivotal role in the birth of Cape Byron’s new spirit, sharing his wealth of experience in the art of distilling as a mentor to the distillery’s Eddie Brook.

Guests joining the exclusive local launch event on 26 August from 6–9pm can expect a signature Brookie’s G&T on arrival, some witty banter and cheeky tales from the dynamic duo, whilst sharing a few drams and priority access to the first bottles of whisky before they are released to the general public. These events will give attendees the privilege to get their hands around the distillery’s first release before they go on sale online or with retailers.

The event will be showcasing four releases from the distillery including: Cape Byron ‘The Original’ Single Malt Whisky and the ‘Chardonnay Cask’ Single Malt Whisky, an exclusive event-only release.

The launch will be held at the distillery in Byron Bay, after which the team will attend various lesser locations, such as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney over August and September.

Limited tickets to the ‘Launch of Cape Byron Whisky: A celebration with Jim McEwan and Eddie Brook’ will cost $85 and are available through the website, capebyrondistillery.com

Cape Byron Australian Single Malt whisky will be available in premium independent liquor retailers, and whisky and cocktail bars nationally from 1 September 2O22.

The Cape Byron Distillery won the 2020 ’Sustainable Distillery of the Year,’ is set within 30-year regenerated rainforest, and is B Corp certified. They are passionate about rainforest regeneration and minimising their impact on the environment.

Sign up to the exclusive waitlist online at capebyrondistillery.com to be among the first to access ‘The Original’ and the ‘Chardonnay Cask’ after the events. (Cape Byron ‘The Original’ Australian Single Malt Whisky, 47%ABV 700ml rrp $125. Cape Byron Chardonnay Cask Australian Single Malt Whisky, 48%ABV 700ml rrp$140.)

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