Have you been there and done that when it comes to wine tours? Are you still looking for a great day out with opportunities to taste great Australian drinks and eat amazing food but need something new? Look no further! Tasting Plate Tours has created the new tour for you. ‘The Distiller’ takes in 2 of Australia’s up and coming Distilleries, Cape Byron and Husk Distillery.
Cape Byron Distillery is the newest Gin Distillery in Australia, set in the stunning grounds of Brookfarm in Byron Bay. Brookies Gin and Brookies Slow Gin are the first Gins to be distilled at Cape Byron Distillery, with the Dry Gin having been awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition in its first year. Take a tour of the plantation and explore the Rainforest plantations, home to 18 of the 26 botanicals used to make Brookies Gin, before joining the team in the Distillery and learning about ‘George’ the newest family member and of course, trying the gins in their pure forms as well as in cocktails.
From here we head into Byron Bay for lunch at the Byron Bay Brewing Co. and a tasting paddle tour of Stone and Wood Brewery. Learn from the makers themselves, what gives Stone and Wood its great taste, and try to decide which beer takes your fancy.
In the afternoon, we head back into the Tweed and meet with the team from Husk Distillery. Home to the now famous Ink Gin, and winner of Australia’s Best Innovation in the Spirits category for 2016, and their paddock to bottle Husk Rum. Hear their story, taste their unique Gin and mix a cocktail or two with their white or dark rum. This is a day you won’t forget…..or maybe you will!
Tours depart every Friday and Saturday from Osteria in Casuarina at 9.00am, with picks ups available on the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Cost is $199 per person and includes all tastings, touring and meals on the day.
Bookings can be made by visiting www.tastingplatetours.com.au or calling 0428 334 276