Oude Molen XO Cape Brandy
Every drop of the brandy in the flagship Oude Molen XO Cape Brandy blend has been matured in our cellars for at least 10 years, the oldest component being 16 years old. With style and finesse, this XO sets the bar for refined, elegant and opulent Cape Brandy.
Coconut and tropical fruit entice the nose, with hints of litchi, 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 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.