Creatively matured using the Spanish Solera method, VS is consistently smooth with a unique sherry twist.
All VS grade Cape Brandy must be matured in oak barrels for at least 3 years.
The brandy used in Oude Molen VS is often older than this, making it an exceptional example of the VS grading.
The French Cognac equivalent for VS is 2 years.
Some of the barrels used to mature our VS Cape brandy are originally from Spain, and were used to age fine Spanish Sherry.
The sherry soaked wood and unique subtleties of European oak marry together to form something quite exceptional.
Three rows of Spanish Sherry barrels make up a traditional Solera System.
The top tier is filled every year with 3 year old brandy and each year, 20% of the it is moved down the tiers and is bottled from the bottom tier.
The brandy is blended while maturing, giving a consistent and unique complexity to our VS Cape Brandy.