The character of Upland brandy is unmistakable: Wafts of dried peaches and apricots, citrus and pineapple are topped by generous vanillas – a depth and complexity of flavour that lingers on the palate, with a dry finish reminiscent of a great Cognac.
Upland Cask Strength is South Africa’s first and only barrel strength Brandy, the 10 Year release has been patiently waiting in wooden casks since the estate’s first distillation in 1998.
This brandy emphasizes the difference between perfume and Eau De Toilette: This is the perfume. Nothing has been added to this world-class product, no colour, flavourings, sugar, not even water. 62% Alcohol – Pure Brandy.
The brandy is made in very limited quantities, hand-selected from the finest of each year’s produce. Upland brandy is best when savoured neat after a meal, accompanied perhaps by coffee and dark chocolate.
Upland brandy came second in the Guldkorken International Competition in Stockholm.
Tucked away on the outskirts of Wellington in the Cape winelands, Upland is a small family-run farm cradled by the Hawequas mountain range.
Upland Organic Estate is a small Ecocert fruit and wine farm which has been producing award-winning organic Brandy, Grappa, Port and Wines since 1990. Other crops include fruits, nuts, olives and olive oils.
A descriptive tour outlining organic farming and distilling is available by appointment only.