SPONSORED: Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy is the best wine brandy in the world

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SPONSORED: Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy is the best wine brandy in the world

Fan of brandy? Van Ryn have have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading fine brandy producers, and they have the awards to back it up. Earning their first awards as far back as 1884, they continue to produce award-winning brandies that are celebrated across the world.

You don’t have to search all over the world to find the best wine brandy in the world. It’s made right here in South Africa. Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy has been awarded World’s Best Wine Brandy at the 2022 World Brandy Awards.

Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, The World Brandy Awards rewards and promotes the world’s best spirits to global consumers and trade. Each entry is tasted blind and marked to an agreed and strictly enforced scoring system. As well as nose, palate, and finish judges review balance, character, complexity, and quality.

“This World’s Best title is the highest accolade any master distiller aims for. Our commitment to innovation, quality and the art of crafting exceptional brandy, comes full circle with yet another global recognition,” says Van Ryn’s Master Blender, Marlene Bester.”

“The 20-year-old brandy is timeless and grandiose. The brandy captures the tradition of hand-crafted, authentic potstill brandy; a tradition we continue today, following in the footsteps of our founders who achieved Van Ryn’s first international award as far back as 1884.”

The World Brandy Awards are not the only international accolades Van Ryn has gotten in 2022. Their range of potstill brandies has been awarded no less than five gold medals at international spirits competitions. The Van Ryn’s 10-year-old and 15-year-old brandies achieved gold medals at both the 2022 Spirits Business Brandy Masters and the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), whilst the 12-year-old potstill took gold at the latter.

“At Van Ryn’s we understand the importance of time. We allow our brandies the luxury of maturation for several years, quietly developing their complex layers of flavours during their slumber. Although we lose approximately 3% of volume per year to the Angel’s Share, the result is an incredibly smooth brandy that rewards in character and quality.”

Enjoying brandy is definitely not a secret society! Visit the Van Ryn’s Distillery in Stellenbosch with its atmospheric Provencal-style buildings, for brandy tastings, brandy cocktails, and special events such as trivia nights, with the next evening on 30 June, and sundowner with live music sessions. For more information visit vanryns.co.za or book via brandycollective.co.za

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