The Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old Distiller’s Reserve,produced at the Stellenbosch-based distillery, was selected as the finest potstill brandy at the 47th annual edition of the IWSC, one of the most respected wine and spirit competitions in the world which sets their international benchmark for quality.
Entries into the competition are received from nearly 90 countries worldwide and each sample is judged according to its class.
Judges said the Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old had a “stand out nose packed with ripe and dried fruit where apricot, pear and mango are most expressive”. The palate was described as being fruity and well backed by lots of floral notes, and the finish as being “long lasting,character-filed”.
Van Ryn’s, founded in 1845, is focused on producing mature potstill brandies of international excellence and has won the IWSC trophy for Best Worldwide Brandy seven times in the past 12 years.
“Other fine brandies from the Van Ryn’s stable did not escape the judges’ notice, with the Van Ryn’s 15-Year-OldFine Cask Reserve and 20-Year-Old Collector’s Reserve both collecting Goldmedals, meaning they are superior examples which set the standard for potstill brandies,” said Liezl Dippenaar, Global Marketing Manager for Van Ryn’s. “We are proud that the Van Ryn’s brandies will be flying the South African flag when they are showcased at the Awards Banquet in November at the Guildhall in London, along with other top performing products from around the world.”
This is definitely one item which should be part of every home, be it for self enjoyment, on display in your entertainment area or to enjoy with friends.
It is also available in a gourmet hamper, in a stylish gift box, which holds the International Wine and Spirits Competition’s 2016 Worldwide Best Brandy trophy winner, the Van Ryn’s 12 year old Distillers Reserve, as well as a selection of hand-crafted nougat from 1701 made to a traditional French recipe.
You could stand a chance to win a Van Ryn’s and 1701 Honey Nougat hamper.
To enter, simply answer this simple question: Where is the Van Ryn's distillery situated?