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Community Open Day at the distillery

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The doors are swinging open at Cape Byron Distillery (home of Brookie’s Gin) for the community to drop in and see, sip, and celebrate the release of their first single-malt whisky on Sat 27 August 11am–6pm at the rainforest distillery.

Experience behind-the-scenes whisky tours and tastings. Sip signature Brookie’s cocktails on the deck overlooking the rainforest; soak up live music by Fernando aka Animal Ventura; and sate your appetite with a burger pop-up food truck by Samburger.

The B-Corp certified distillery is located just a 15-minute drive from the heart of Byron Bay, at St Helena, and situated on 95 acres of macadamia farm and regenerated rainforest.

‘We’re so excited to finally share Cape Byron Single Malt Whisky with the local community and to showcase our rainforest distillery on a fun-filled day of celebration. We are also raising funds from our whisky tastings on the day to donate to local charity NRCF, whose values we share, particularly with supporting the community and the environment,’ says Eddie Brook, co-founder. Along with Eddie, master distiller Jim McEwan (Islay, Scotland) will be on site for the day sharing knowledge and whisky wisdom and of course tasting a few wee drams with the lucky guests.

The event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome and charity donations are encouraged.

Guests attending will have priority access to batch number 1 of the rainforest whisky before it is released to the general public.

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

Brookie’s signature cocktails at the cellar door range across $10–18

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