100 Reserve is an exceptional blended brandy. Its secret is a much older Cape Brandy component, and being blended with aged Eaux de Vie, rather than unmatured neutral wine spirit, it has rich depth and smoothness of character.
Dried apricots and raisins fill the nose, with whiffs of oak. A full fruity palate, with hints of spices give way to a subtle orange marmalade. The finish is smooth for a blended brandy, perfectly balanced with aged Eaux de vie
The story of Oude Molen Cape Brandy dates back to the early 1900’s and the arrival of one Renier “René” Van Eibergen Santhagens in South Africa. A well educated and travelled man, René developed and refined his passion for distillation in the famed vineyards of Cognac, France.
In 1910 he was able to distil and mature his first ever Santy’s Premium Brandy at his Oude Molen (Old Mill) Farm in Stellenbosch. His methods still remain widely written into modern brandy legislation, and he is often referred to as the “Father of South African Brandy”.
The Oude Molen Distillery produces to this day, fine Cape Brandy in honour of its pioneering forefather, René Santhagens.