The flagship products of Paarl-based Bayede Royal Signature Wines & Spirits Company are two very special spirits products, namely V&L Gin and Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards trophy-winning Bayede XO Cape Brandy. Founder and company CEO, Antoinette Vermooten, explains, “Bayede! is the first and only ‘Royal Signature’ and ‘By Appointment To’ trademark for the African continent, which reflects royalty, history, culture and quality.”
- Bayede XO Rare Cape Brandy is crafted by appointment to His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, King of the Zulus. It is double distilled in copper stills from a Chenin Blanc and Colombard base and matured in French and American oak barrels for ten years. This brandy has delicate peach and apricot notes with deeper layers of clove and curry leaf. A smooth brandy with a lingering aftertaste of vanilla and honey. 40% ABV.
- The V&L Gin represents ‘diversity in a sip’ in taste and in brand. It has notes of rose, geranium, liquorice and candy and an ABV of 43%.
Henriëtte Oosthuizen (office manager)