Cape Byron Distillery: Macadamia Cask Whisky Debuts

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Cape Byron Distillery | Mac. Liqueur Cask
Cape Byron Distillery | Mac. Liqueur Cask

Imagine taking the world’s finest macadamia nut liqueur, (insert Brookie’s Mac. here, a delicious roasted macadamia liqueur) and filling whisky casks with the buttery-smooth-golden-nectar to season the oak, before maturing single malt whisky.

The result is Mac. Liqueur Cask Whisky, with a milk chocolate, cereal sweetness and buttery macadamia palate. We’ve previously seen various fortified wine with a rich sugariness to season casks before, but the influence of liqueur seasoning is a rarity.

A blend of tradition and innovation, Mac. Liqueur Cask Whisky represents a fusion of premium whisky craftsmanship and the rich flavours of Brookie’s Macadamia and Wattle Seed Liqueur.

At the heart of Mac. Liqueur Cask Whisky lies their signature Brookie’s Mac. Liqueur, a blend infused with flavours of roasted macadamia and wattle-seed, but that’s just the beginning. This decadent nutty blend is then aged in ex-bourbon casks, previously holding bourbons from esteemed distilleries like Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace.

From there, they produce an aged liqueur called Barrel Aged Mac., (if you’ve tried it, its exceptional), extra lashings of toasted coconut and vanilla characters are infused into the aged liqueur from these barrels.

The journey doesn’t end with this barrel aged liqueur. Eddie takes it a step further by using these seasoned liqueur casks to finish our mature single malt whisky, Imparting a distinctive character and unparalleled depth to the final creation.

Distiller and CEO at Cape Byron Distillery, Eddie Brook, expressed his excitement,

“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!”.

Cape Byron Whisky, nestled in the picturesque hinterland of Byron Bay, draws inspiration from the coastal rainforest and macadamia farm surrounding the distillery. Mac. Liqueur Cask Whisky is the journey of Brookie’s Mac. and the marriage of Cape Byron Whisky. The spirit captures the essence of this Australian terroir in every sip.

Mac. Liqueur Cask is set to captivate whisky connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike with its harmonious blend of flavours, luxurious milk chocolate aromas, and hints of orange marmalade finish.

For those eager to experience the unparalleled taste of Mac. Liqueur Cask Whisky, just 550 bottles will be available from the 29 April 2024 for purchase at select retailers, premium bars and online at capebyrondistillery.com.

Cape Byron
80 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot NSW 2479, Australia
T: +61 2 6684 7961 | E: cellardoor@capebyrondistillery.com | Cape Byron Whisky Tour & Tasting