Craft rum distiller Brix has recently teamed up with Bourke Street Bakery in Sydney in an adventurous collaboration that combines each of their areas of expertise into a limited-edition spiced rum: Trail Mix w/ Bourke St Bakery.
A lot of work went into the expertly crafted rum, which has been matured for three years. It is infused with banana bread and almond croissants from Bourke Street, as well as figs, lemon peels, and pear skins from the bakery’s kitchen.
“Brix has always been on a mission to showcase the versatility of Australian rum, and we absolutely love collaborating with amazing creators,” Brix co-owner James Christopher told Drinks Adventures.
He continued, “We have been so proud to be a part of the Surry Hills community for five years now, and teaming up with neighbourhood icons like the Bourke Street Bakery team, utilising the pastries, fruits, and spices from their kitchen, and creating a fantastic local rum has been an absolute pleasure.”
David McGuinness, co-owner of Bourke Street Bakery, told Drinks Adventures, “If your neighbours came to you and said they wanted to make a rum infused with Bourke Street Bakery’s banana bread and almond croissants, you’d say yes, wouldn’t you? And so we did! And we couldn’t be happier with the result.
“Brix Distillers (our neighbours in Surry Hills) have made the most delicious Trail Mix Rum. Delicious, neat, over ice, or with your favourite breakfast pastry.”
But the Trail Mix Rum isn’t the end of the collab between the neighbouring brands. They’ve taken things a step further with a rum-infused pastry.
David said, “The flavours and aromas of our collaboration with Brix inspired us to create our version of the classic prune tart. Prunes are soaked overnight in Trail Mix Rum and enveloped in rich vanilla custard and ensconced in our signature butter tart shell.”
With only 1,050 bottles produced, Trail Mix w/ Bourke St Bakery is available in a limited run, while Bourke Street is stocking its Brix Trail Mix Prune Tart in its stores all across Sydney.