Oude Molen Brandy
One of South Africa’s oldest brandy distilleries, Oude Molen, has just unveiled one of their most prized products – Its new, award-winning handcrafted premium Cape Brandy, which recently won Gold at the 2016 Global Spirits Masters.
On a cool Wednesday afternoon we were invited to the beautiful Oude Molen in the Elgin/Grabouw Valley for a delicious brandy and food pairing, and a unique experience of bottling our own bottles. All to celebrate the launch of the new Oude Molen XO.
Arriving at the lovely venue, we were greeted with delicious bubbly and snacks, followed by a three-course lunch, paired with Oude Molen’s finest. The brandy complemented the food to perfection, as the distillery’s experts talked us through each finely crafted glass, and perfectly plated dish.
According to Andre Simonis, Managing Director at the Oude Molen distillery, the new Oude Molen XO sets the bar for refined, elegant and opulent Cape Brandy.
“We still produce our brandy according to the age-old French traditions, adopted by Dutch born distiller, René Santhagens in 1910,” he says. “These centuries-old techniques combined with the perfect marriage of terrior and craftsmanship defines the luxury indulgence of this XO Cape Brandy.”
Oude Molen XO will be available on shelves nationwide from the end of July at a cost of R800 a bottle.
Coconut and tropical fruit entice the nose, with hints of litchi and banana. These open up to a deep fruit palate with peach and apricot undertones. Subtle oak lingers on the swallow, with coconut and a long lasting finish.
The Perfect Pairing
A world-famous and truly decadent French cheese like Camembert enhances the smooth finish of the XO Cape Brandy. The luxuriously soft mouth feel of the cheese, magic ally enhances the smooth finish of the XO Cape Brandy. The brandy in return unlocks flavours of nuts and spices.