Cape Byron Distillery has released a pre-batched Negroni, which is an Australian take on the Italian classic cocktail as it is made using all-Australian ingredients.

At the heart of the Brookie’s Byron Negroni is Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin which is created with 25 botanicals, 17 of which are native to the rainforest around the distillery. And the team decided it would be great to team that Aussie gin with Australian bitters and vermouth.

The distillery team said: “We’ve kept the roots of Count Negroni’s classic, but with an all Australian twist using Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, Adelaide Hills Bitter Orange, and Maidenii Sweet Vermouth.

“What better way to celebrate the Australian botanical nuances of our gin in a Negroni than pairing this with Adelaide Hills Bitter Orange; an Australian expression marrying traditional bittering herbs and bursting with bright Riverland orange.

“Finishing the trio of Negroni needs with Maiideni Sweet Vermouth which utilises key botanicals including strawberry gum, wattle seed, river mint, and grapefruit zest to provide a perfectly balanced Australian Negroni.

“Our fun, bright Australiana riff on the Negroni has been precisely pre-batched, so all that’s left to do is; pour over lots of ice, add a citrus twist and let our flavour wizards take you to your happy place.”

The not-too-bitter, but not-too-sweet Negroni is available in a 700ml bottle from the Cape Byron Distillery and leading retailers at $59 RRP.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of TheShout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both TheShout and Bars and Clubs.

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