ISSUED By DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS) FOR VAN RYN’S COLLECTION RESERVE
After consistently winning critical acclaim in the UK and Europe, the Van Ryn's Collection Reserve luxury range is now also turning heads and palates in the US, where it has just made its first competitive appearance.
South Africa's flagship specialty potstill distillery clinched a double gold and two gold medals at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Highest honours went to the Van Ryn's 15 Year Old, with the 12 Year Old and 20 Year Old each winning gold.
All submissions were judged blind by panellists drawn from leading hotels and restaurants, as well as top media houses. The competition, now in its 14th year, attracted a record number of entries from 63 countries.
Global spokesperson for the Stellenbosch-based Van Ryn's distillery, Rapula Pitsoe, said the results were an important affirmation for the brand in one of the world's biggest and most discerning spirits markets.
Since 2004, Van Ryn's has won the UK-based International Wine & Spirit Competition's Worldwide Best Brandy title five times, and the International Spirits Challenge Best Brandy Trophy, four times. It is also a regular winner of gold medals at the annual Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
All four of the award-winning Van Ryn’s brandies can be enjoyed at the luxurious distillery situated close to Stellenbosch. In addition to a standard tasting that includes all four brandies in the range, the distillery also offers a decadent pairing of three of the brandies in the range with hand-made, customised chocolates and coffee, or freshly-baked Florentine biscuits carefully matched with the entire range of deluxe brandies.
Sip and savour on plump, plush couches in the distillery's tasting area or take in the country air by sitting outside in the lovely lavender, gaura and rose garden.
The distillery’s winter (May to September) opening hours are:
Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturdays and public holidays: 09:00 – 16:00
Distillery tours are also on offer:
Mondays to Fridays: 10:00, 11:30 and 15:00
Saturdays and public holidays: 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00
The five-star distillery can be booked for premium, prestige conferences and special events. To find out more, please contact Robert Bruwer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and news on what’s happening at Van Ryn’s visit www.facebook.com/vanryns orwww.vanryns.co.za or call (021) 881 3875.