Mac. by Brookie’s takes home ‘World’s Best’ at the World Liqueur Awards

2020 Cape Byron Distillery can add ‘World’s Best Nut Liqueur’ to its list of awards after Mac. by Brookie’s was awarded the top position at the 2020 World Liqueur Awards.

Launched at the end of January 2019, the liqueur combines the richness of roasted macadamia nuts with the coffee, cacao and hazelnut flavours from toasted Australian wattleseed. It is a buttery smooth versatile liqueur with just the right balance of sweetness.

Staying true to the distillery’s environmental ethos, it is made up of 100 per cent locally sourced ingredients. The macadamia nuts themselves are procured from the Northern Rivers region, which includes the Brook family farm, home to Cape Byron Distillery.

“It was a humbling experience waking up to the news that Mac. had taken home the gong for not just best in Australia, but the world,” said Eddie Brook, co-founder of Cape Byron Distillery. “We are blessed with an abundance of incredible native Australian produce in the Northern Rivers and we get excited about showcasing these flavours in spirits that consumers have never tried. So, we are stoked to see that people around the world are excited about our products too.”

‘Ethical and sustainable’ Fair Açaí Liqueur

Fair, a sprits brand which markets itself as ‘socially responsible’, has unveiled a new liqueur made using açaí – a ‘superfood’ berry from the Amazon rainforest.

Fair Açaí Liqueur is made using açaí berries from the Amazon rainforest. This berry contains antioxidants, fibre and heart-healthy fats that are claimed to be good for the skin, hair and metabolism.

The sugar used in the liqueur is organically grown and sourced from a Fairtrade co-op in Malawi.

Essence of the berries is extracted through a maceration process. Then follows a slow and progressive reduction by adding the raw sugar juice and a Fairtrade neutral spirit. The water used is sourced from the Cognac region of France, where the liqueur is also bottled.

Açaí Liqueur will be launching at the upcoming Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne on 2 June and distribution across NSW and VIC is underway.

Baileys releases Cream and Custard in time for Christmas

A limited edition range of cream and custard desserts has been released by Bulla Dairy Foods following the success of the Baileys Original Liqueur Ice Cream earlier this year in time for Christmas.

Bulla Dairy Foods is one of Australia’s oldest dairy companies, making dairy products in rural Australia since 1910.

The new range of Baileys Cream and Custard products contain a small quantity of alcohol (less than 0.5% per 500ml tub).

Baileys new Original Cream and Custard range features the Original Irish Cream liqueur, Chocolate Meringue Cup, Espresso Martini and Earl Grey Tiramisu as part of a package available to consumers.

Released for only four weeks beginning from December 1st, the treats are available in Original Custard and Baileys Original Cream for both 200 and 500ml tubs.