Oude Molen VSOP Cape Brandy
Fruit-laden and citrus forward, Oude Molen VSOP Cape Brandy delivers a classic taste with a subtle yet luxurious sweetness. Selected brandy that has aged for between 5 and 12 years is used in the blend, making it an exceptional example of the VSOP grading.
Caramel, peaches and citrus on the nose follow through to a full flavoured palate of dried fruit, spices, raisins and a subtle nuttiness. The finish is long and warming with a lingering and fruity sweetness.
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.