Cape Byron Distillery, creators of Brookie’s Gin and the soon-to-be-released single malt whiskey will release the film, The Water of Life – A Whisky Film with a live screening at the distillery and virtually.
Attendees will enjoy an exclusive sampling of Cape Byron’s new single malt whisky, followed by a live Q&A with master distiller Jim McEwan, next generation distiller Eddie Brook and film director Greg Swartz.
The Water of Life is a feature documentary that focuses on the craftsmen, chemists and renegades at the heart of the whisky revolution.
It follows Jim McEwan, the world’s most awarded Scotch whisky distiller, during his time in Australia at Cape Byron Distillery, where he played a pivotal role in the birth of their new spirit – the soon to be released single malt whisky. Cape Byron is also the only Australian distillery to feature on the film.
“Our biggest challenge, as with any food or drink film, is you can’t taste the screen. When putting this event together it was important that we found a way to bring not just the story to the screen, but to engage the audience in a way whisky does,” director Greg Swartz says.
“When you take that first sip your senses are bombarded not only with the smell and taste, but it taps into your memories, feelings, and emotions if you let it.
“Our special hybrid event will bring all the senses together through watching the movie, pairing that with the tasting kits, and offering the opportunity to join the stars to hear them talk more about their passions.”