Distell brandies triumph at 2012 Veritas awards

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012
Distell brandies cast a richly golden glow at this year’s Veritas Awards, garnering five double gold medals, five golds and four silvers. Most of these went to the company’s prestige Fine Brandy.By Design ™ portfolio, many of them already well-established medallists on international shows.
The hero was undoubtedly Van Ryn’s Collection Reserve quartet netting two double golds and two golds. The Van Ryn’s 10 Year Old vintage brandy and the 15 Year Old potstill were the double gold winners and the 12 and 20 Year Olds, the gold medallists. 

Van Ryn’s is South Africa’s most decorated brandy distillery. Earlier this year it won its fifth Worldwide Best Brandy title at the International Wine & Spirit Challenge. It has also earned the International Spirits Challenge Best Brandy trophy three times. 

Other Veritas double gold medallists were Flight of the Fish Eagle, Klipdrift Gold and Oude Meester Reserve 12 Year Old. Golds went to Collison’s White Gold, the Oude Meester 18 Year Old Souverein and Oude Meester VSOB. Those to get silver were Oude Meester Demant, Uitkyk 10 Year Old, Klipdrift Export and Viceroy 5 Year Old. 

Distell’s head of spirits, Caroline Snyman said the results were confirmation of the esteem in which South African brandies were held internationally. “It is very affirming to see Veritas rank our brandies so highly, amplifying the status they enjoy abroad. There is no greater compliment than to be acknowledged in one’s home country!”
Caroline Snyman.
Caroline Snyman.

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