Cape XO Buchu Brandy reflects South Africa’s true heritage, time honoured tradition and history with this noble spirit. The word Brandy is derived from old Dutch “Brandewijn”, meaning burnt wine – a reference to its distillation and maturation in oak barrels. Our Cape XO, twice distilled, 100%, in copper pot stills, produces the richest and finest full flavour brandy. The result is a refined, elegant and opulent Cape Brandy, produced in the age-old French style. Thereafter, infused with a twig of indigenous Buchu.
Interesting info: All XO Cape brandy must be matured in oak barrels for at least 10 years. Our Cape XO brandy is often much older than this, making it an exceptional example of XO (the French Cognac equivalent for XO is 6 years minimum).
Buchu (Agothosma Betulina) is an indigenous fynbos of the Cape, South Africa, with well documented health properties and a fascinating history thereof. Regularly referred to as “the miracle herb”, more and more information on its incredible health benefits are being reported.
Appearance: Rich brilliant gold colour, with an iridescent green tinge
Nose: Harmonious blend of subtle Cape buchu and 10 Year old pot still XO brandy. Nuances of vanilla, brushed buchu fynbos, tropical fruit and apricot undertones.
Palate/Finish: Unsurpassed copper pot still distillation, careful oak selection, married with buchu extraction ensures a soft unique mouthfeel, with a long and rewarding finish.
Serve: In a cognac style glass, to get the full aromas, slightly warmed.
Analysis: 40% ABV. Bottle 375ml
Cape XO Buchu Brandy won a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious 2020 Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards
Price: R280,00 per bottle
Where to find us:
Please note that, due to the current status surrounding Covid-19 in terms of government guidance and regulations, most markets have been suspended until further notice. However, you can reach us at the Oranjezicht Market in Granger Bay, alternatively on-line or directly:
Carol Mills and Ros van Rensburg:
Mobile: +27 (0)83 473 5038/ +27 (0)82 466 6673