Brookie’s Shirl the Pearl Cumquat Gin

(6 customer reviews)


700ml Bottle

Shirl the Pearl, a seasonal edition Cumquat Gin with fresh uplifting notes, zesty characteristics, and a long finish. Expect refreshing waves of orange blossom.

Eddie’s grandmother Shirley aka ‘Shirl the Pearl’ was a pocket rocket. Adventurer, skier, and one of Australia’s first female pilots, Shirl also made a mean bootleg Cumquat Gin. Inspired by Shirl, we steep locally grown Cumquats in our Brookie’s Dry Gin for several months and balance the spirit to create springtime in a glass! This is her recipe and an ode to Shirl the Pearl.

Try Shirl with Tonic, in a Spicy Margi with Tequila and Lime Juice, or mix with Lemon, Honey, and Hot Water for a twist on the well-loved Hot Toddy. Check out more recipes here.

All pricing is GST inclusive.

Some fun facts about Shirl the Pearl:

• Made from Cumquats, this grape-sized fruit fills your mouth with a big burst of citrus flavour
• Unlike other citrus fruits, the skin of the Cumquats is paper-thin and edible
• Cumquats are steeped in Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin and macerated for several months
• Blended with Mount Warning Spring Water and bottled at 37.7% ABV
• Expect refreshing waves of orange blossom with fresh & zesty characteristics

• The Spirits Business Gin Masters 2022 – SILVER
• San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2022 – BRONZE
• San Francisco Spirits Awards 2021 – BRONZE
• SIP Awards 2020 – SILVER

6 reviews for Brookie’s Shirl the Pearl Cumquat Gin

  1. Enzo T.

    Best gin I’ve ever tasted.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thanks Enzo! So nice to hear 🙂

  2. Lindsey Hoy (verified owner)

    Gin so good you could drink it neat! This has become my new favourite – please make it permanent!

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you Lindsey! so lovely to hear 🙂 Pauline

  3. Preston (verified owner)

    Look, I wanted to give this a 1-star rating so no-one else could buy it, and I could buy all their stock, but I can’t in good conscience do that. As many people as possible need to get to try this. So let me say: if you want a gin that is so mind-blowingly out-of-this-world, slap your wallet on the table and tell the folks at Cape Byron Distillery to send you a bottle of this.

    Some gins are born great, some gins achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. With Shirl the Pearl, it’s definitely all three.

    My compliments to the distillery – this is second to none!

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Hi Preston, what a beautiful review! You did give us a fright at first:) If you don’t mind we might share your lovely words on our social, it makes us so happy to hear! Enjoy Shirl the Pearl and let us know your favourite recipes! Cheers, Pauline

  4. Shirley Thompson

    My son bought this for me for my Birthday – it is so good. Please don’t stop making it. So good to have ‘my own’ gin !

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thanks Shirley! So lovely to hear 🙂 Enjoy your own gin and check our recipes under the cocktail tab if you want some inspiration. Cheers, Pauline

  5. Melissa Baker (verified owner)

    This gin is spectacular! Just enough citrus and smooth as! Thank you so much for adding this gin to my life – buying another as I type!

    • Lorisa

      Hi Melissa,

      We are so happy you love our Shirl the Pearl Gin! Thank you for the amazing feedback!


  6. Lucy (verified owner)

    Shirl is the best gin, heck I’d say THE BEST DRINK I’ve ever had!
    We were introduced to Shirl and the rest of the gang at a tour of the distillery and fell in love at first sip!
    The story of Shirl, told by our guide Alex, made me love her even more!
    I’ve since bought 3 bottles online and will always have Shirl stocked up as a staple in my bar cabinet!

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