Set in the hinterland overlooking Byron Bay is Cape Byron Distillery, home to Brookie’s Gin and now a range of three single malt whiskies: Cape Byron ’The Original’, ‘Voignier Cask’, and the most recent addition, Mac. Liqueur Cask.

If you’re not familiar with the distillery, it was set up by Eddie Brooke on his families Macadamia nut farm 15 mins outside Byron, an idyllic location surrounded by sub-tropical rainforest.

The Cape Byron Mac. Liqueur Cask is a single malt whisky finished in a ex-Bourbon cask that has been steeped in Brookie’s Macadamia and Wattle Seed liqueur, ‘Barrel Aged Mac’, made from macadamia’s harvested from the property.

As Eddie puts it, “We’re macadamia farmers first and foremost with a passion for rainforest regeneration. Creating our Mac. Liqueur Cask has brought feelings of nostalgia from growing up with the rich aromas of roasted macadamias wafting through the kitchen. We thought we would have some fun and see what happens when maturing our macadamia liqueur into casks would do and now, we have something just brilliant!”.