In possibly one of the most exciting collaborations of 2019, kombucha company the Bucha of Byron, Cape Byron Distillery and craft brewer Stone & Wood have joined forces to create Australia’s first kombucha and spirit drink.
The Dirty Bucha comes in three flavours:
- Botanical Gin with Lemon Myrtle kombucha;
- Premium Vodka with Tropical kombucha; and
- Spiced Rum with Ginger kombucha
Co-brand founders, Paul Tansley, Cam Macfarlane and James Mackinnon, have all worked in the alcohol industry for most of their careers, returning to their roots and playing on the Bucha of Byron’s original philosophy of combining health with pleasure.
Macfarlane says: “The Bucha of Byron has always been less about health and wellness, and more about a little win to incorporate in your day. The Dirty Bucha is a natural progression from that, and it opens up this new class of drinking experience.
“It’s brewed like beer but without the carbs, taste most like a cider minus all the sugar and has the benefits of an RTD without being sickly sweet.”
“We’ve consciously combined quality products from already established brands and having the Bucha of Byron as our original product has allowed us to be ahead of the alcohol and kombucha trend. It also helps that it tastes really good, which is testament to our suppliers, partners and brewing process,” Tansley says.
A Dirty Bucha is one standard drink with 4.2 per cent alcohol. It has 2.4g of sugar per 100ml and is available in bottles or on tap.