Cape Byron Distillery continues to create new, unique expressions and whiskies. This time around, brookies has created its latest whisky matured in Viognier casks. The limited edition whisky will produce only 1,100 bottles.
The Brookies‘ third whisky release, aged in Viognier cask, is light golden in color with notes of butter croissant, mocha, papaya, and caramelized peaches. It is the result of blending whiskies matured over three years in Australian white wine casks and American oak ex-bourbon casks.
Notably, Viognier is one of the world’s most aromatic white wines and is often found in French wine blends. This whisky was aged in viognier casks from McLaren Vale winery. This winery is known for its aromatic and textural white wines.
Brookies Viognier Cask Whisky
In addition, a sophisticated style of Australian whisky is borne from the delicate characteristics of French oak casks. These create linger sensations similar to white peach, ginger, and bergamot. The expression distributes a crescendo of aromas on the palate
A limited number of bottles of this rare whisky are available for purchase online at capebyrondistillery.com. Retailers will also offer the product in selected stores. These include St Helena’s cellar door and premium independent liquor companies.
Just last month, the distillery launched a special on-premise gin in response to the government tax increases. Known as Excise Strength Gin, the bottle is being distributed only at the distillery headquarters.
Eddie Brook, Co-founder and distiller at Cape Byron Distillery said: “Our goal is for Excise Strength Gin to create momentum for change to our unsustainable and archaic excise system. Spirits are unfairly taxed compared to other alcohols in Australia, and the producers and venue owners in our industry feel the brunt of this discriminatory spirit tax.
“If we can inspire conversation in our industry and with government whilst sipping on a delicious Brookie’s G&T in hand, then we’d be pretty happy with that.”