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GOLDEN SUMMER CONTINUES FOR VAN RYN’S
After winning two gold medals on the recent International Spirits Challenge ISC) in London, the distillery near Stellenbosch, has just returned with three best-in-class scores, two gold and three silver medals on the International Wine & Spirits Challenge (IWSC), also in London.
The Van Ryn’s 12 Year Old Distillers Reserve, the most decorated brandy in the Collection Reserve portfolio took gold and the top score in its category, while Van Ryn’s Fine Cask Reserve, a 2010 ISC gold medallist, also returned with a gold medal and best marks in its class.
The judges described the 12 Year old as having a “very attractive nose (that) simply oozes fine quality with aromatics of maturity, alongside a tremendous array floral and perfumed notes and a whole range of dried fruits.  (Its) mouth lives up to … the nose…and delivers even more.”  The 15 Year Old is called “glorious” with a “nose filled (with a) complex composition of ripe fruit, dried fruit, spice” and as having a “big, rich, full-flavoured mouth with fine satin texture and great balance.”
The Van Ryn’s 10 Year Old Vintage brandy came back with the top score in its class as well as a silver medal, following its gold on this year’s ISC.
The Van Ryn’s 20 Year Old Collectors Reserve earned silver.
Van Ryn’s has won the Worldwide Best Brandy award three times on the IWSC, and twice on the ISC.
DATE             JULY 29, 2010
ISSUED BY   DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS)
FOR                VAN RYN’S COLLECTION RESERVE
QUERIES       GERHARD DU TOIT, VAN RYN’S BRAND MANAGER (021) 809 7000
TESSA DE KOCK/MARLISE POTGIETER, DKC (021) 422 2690         
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