The Cape Brandy category was well represented at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The Brandy and the overall Top-Scoring Spirits trophies went to Cape Brandy Distillers Guild members.
Now, in its 24th year, the competition remains unique in South Africa, in that all judges are hand-picked experts, representing all seven continents. Since the start of the competition in 1997, more than 170 different judges from 46 countries (more recently including Russia, Romania and China) have served on the panel.
All entries are judged blind by panels of 5 or 6 judges, using the 100-point international recognised OIV judging system.
Top-Scoring Spirit Grand Prix: Bayede! XO Royal Cape Brandy
Brandy Trophy: Oude Molen VS Cape Brandy
Oude Molen XO Cape Brandy
Joseph Barry XO Cape Brandy
Joseph Barry VS Cape Brandy
Ladismith 8-Year-Old Cape Brandy
Oude Molen VSOP Cape Brandy
Zula XO Cape Brandy