Hey there, whisky lovers! It's that time of year again - World Whisky Day! And what better way to celebrate than by talking about one of Australia's finest whisky distilleries, Cape Byron? Oh, and did I mention that they just won an award? Let's dive in and learn more.
First things first, let's talk about World Whisky Day. This annual event, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, was founded by a dude named Blair Bowman back in 2012. The idea behind it is to celebrate all things whisky and encourage people to try new whiskies from around the world. Sounds like a good plan to me
Now, let's turn our attention to Cape Byron. This distillery, which is located in the beautiful Byron Bay region of New South Wales, was founded in 2016 by Eddie Brook and his family. They set out to create a truly Australian whisky that reflected the unique character and terroir of the region.
One of the things that sets Cape Byron apart is their commitment to sustainability. They use locally-sourced ingredients, including organic grain and rainwater, and they power their distillery with solar energy. They even donate their spent grain to local farmers for use as animal feed.
But enough about the distillery - let's talk about the whisky! Cape Byron produces a range of single malt whiskies, each with its own unique character. Their flagship product is the Brookie's Byron Dry Gin Barrel Aged Whisky, which is aged in barrels that previously held their award-winning gin.
Speaking of awards, let's get to the good stuff - Cape Byron Whisky just win the gold at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Our 'The Original' single malt stands out for its excellence. Crafted in our rainforest distillery, it's a true masterpiece. Cheers to all who appreciate fine whisky! That's a big deal, folks!
So, what makes this whisky so special? Well, for starters, it's aged for a minimum of three years in American oak barrels that previously held their gin. This gives it a unique flavor profile that includes notes of juniper and citrus, along with the classic vanilla and caramel notes you'd expect from a single malt whisky.
But it's not just the flavor that sets this whisky apart - it's the story behind it. Cape Byron's commitment to sustainability and using local ingredients really shines through in this whisky. It's a true reflection of the region and the people who make it.
If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle of this award-winning whisky, here are a few ways to enjoy it. Of course, you can always go the traditional route and enjoy it neat or on the rocks. But why not get a little creative? Try it in a whisky sour, a hot toddy, or even a whisky-based cocktail like a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.
So, there you have it - a little taste of World Whisky Day in Australia, and a big congratulations to Cape Byron on their well-deserved award. Whether you're a seasoned whisky drinker or a newbie just starting out, there's never been a better time to explore the world of whisky. Cheers!