Good old brandewyn en Coke is fine, but there’s so much more to brandy
Why this Cinderella of spirits deserves a spot in your drinks cabinet
What comes to mind when you think of brandy? A Vrystaat farmer in a two-tone shirt on the stoep, mixing his tipple with cola? A captain of industry in a deep-buttoned Chesterfield by the fireside, cradling a 21-year-old (brandy, that is)?
Perhaps a bright, young millennial sipping curated cocktails in a Parkhurst mixology studio?
Truth is, there’s a brandy to suit all of the above, but after centuries of being SA’s spirit of choice, the recent past has seen humble brandewyn fighting for space in your drinks cabinet...