Last week The House of Van Ryn’s celebrated its second consecutive year of international recognition after once again winning the Worldwide Brandy Trophy at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.
Judges at the 47th annual competition selected the Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old Distiller’s Reserve, a product of the brand’s Stellenbosch distillery to win. As one of the most respected competitions of its kind, the IWSC received entries from nearly 90 countries across the globe, making this win by a South African distillery all the more exceptional.
“Other fine brandies from the Van Ryn’s stable did not escape the judges’ notice, with the Van Ryn’s 15-Year-Old Fine Cask Reserve and 20-Year-Old Collector’s Reserve both collecting Gold medals, meaning they are superior examples, which set the standard for potstill brandies,” said Liezl Dippenaar, Global Marketing Manager for Van Ryn’s.
Judges described the Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old’s finish as “long-lasting, character-filled”, stating that the brandy has a “stand-out nose packed with ripe and dried fruit where apricot, pear and mango are most expressive”.
“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,” said Dippenaar.
For more information on Van Ryn’s brandies, visit their website.