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Cape Byron Distillery
We invite you to join us for a unique whisky experience.
Thursday, April 1st @ 6PM, 2021
The Cellar Door live screening– Join us in person at Cape Byron Distillery Cellar Door, where you’ll get to watch the film on the big screen and enjoy an exclusive tasting straight from the cask of the yet to be bottled single malt whisky. Join a live Q&A with the makers of the beautiful amber liquid – Eddie Brook (Cape Byron Distillery) and Jim McEwan (Master Distiller) and the director of the Film, Greg Swartz. Also includes a drink on arrival and a selection of charcuterie and cheeses. Doors open from 5:30pm for 6pm screening.
Virtual Event + whisky tasting kit – if you’re not able to join us in person, you still have an opportunity to join us for this unique experience to view the film and live Q&A from the comfort of your personal screen paired with our whisky tasting kit. The kit includes a 25ml sample of each New Make whisky spirit, Cape Byron Distillery Single Malt and Bourbon barrel aged Mac. liqueur. *Australian residents only
Virtual Event only (no whisky tasting kit)– if you’re not able to join us in person, you still have an opportunity to join us for this unique experience to view the film and live Q&A from the comfort of your personal screen, no whisky tasting kit included
About Cape Byron Distillery
Situated in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Cape Byron Distillery can be found on the beautiful Brook family farm. Established by co-founders Eddie Brook, and master distiller Jim McEwan, the distillery has been in operation since 2016 drawing inspiration from the regenerated rainforest where it lies.
The first product to be distilled at Cape Byron Distillery was Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, a complex yet beautifully balanced spirit that pulls flavours and aromas from the locally sourced botanicals of the region. Products to follow were the Brookie’s Slow Gin, the Mac. Liqueur and Shirl the Pearl (a cumquat-infused gin) – all seamlessly incorporating native flavours with uncompromising quality.
The whisky journey for Cape Byron Distillery began in 2019, when the first distillation of single malt was underway. This whisky melds together the traditions of Scotland, with the innovation of new world techniques and the unique environment that the Northern Rivers has to offer. The new-make spirit produced in 2019 has been resting in ex-American oak barrels previously holding American Bourbon. The whisky will age, breathing the same air we breathe. It is the air and unique environment of the hinterland of Byron Bay; where the rainforest meets the sea, where salt lashings meet the humid air of the subtropical rainforest. This will be a new chapter for Cape Byron Distillery and Australian whisky.
To learn more about Cape Byron Distillery click here
More About The Water of Life: A Whisky Film
The Water of Life: A Whisky Film is a feature documentary that focuses on the craftsmen, chemists, and renegades at the heart of the whisky revolution that turned the stagnant scotch whisky industry of the 1980s into the titan it is today.
Starting behind the locked gates of an abandoned distillery, Jim McEwan and Mark Reynier share their personal experiences of the risk-taking and wild experimentation they used to turn Bruichladdich into a creative and financial powerhouse.
The film also takes you on the journeys of visionaries like Gordon & MacPhail, Billy Walker, Dr. Rachel Barrie and David Stewart, whose mixture of talent, chemistry, hard work, grit, and a little sprinkle of magic paved the way for the next generation of innovators like Adam Hannett, Kelsey McKechnie, Liam Hughes, Iain Croucher, and Eddie Brook.
The Water of Life: A Whisky Film is a uniquely personal perspective on the evolution of whisky by those who lived it – the story of those who played a key part in rediscovering the crafting of the ancient spirit.
To Learn more about the Film click here.