Brandy and Spirits
But what are alcoholic spirits, exactly? Basically they’re the biggest, brawniest older brother of the alcohol family. All alcoholic beverages are made by fermenting some form of sugary brew into ethanol and CO2. Because yeast can only ferment so much before alcohol levels become toxic to them, we have to distill (or physically separate out the water) to get higher alcohol concentrations. And that’s why “spirits” are differentiated in two ways: they’re distilled, and they have higher average ABVs, from around 20% to as high as 80 or 90% ABV (most spirits fall somewhere much closer to the middle). Of course, the term “spirit” (aka liquor) doesn’t refer to everything you see in a liquor store besides wine and beer. For instance, you may also see bottles with names like Fernet Branca, Amaretto, Peach Schnapps, or Peychaud’s Bitters. These are all part of the colorful, intoxicating extended spirits family, but they’re not quite spirits (because they’ve had things like sugar, herbs, and spices added to them and tend to have lower ABVs). And these include Gin, Brandy, Mampoer, Grappa, Vodka, and many more. We at Platform 62 stock some of the finest small boutique spirits, these are some of our high end locally produced spirits, Natures own cucumber-infused gin, Fynbos infused gin, Robertson Winery 5 Year Brandy, Five Reserve 5 Year Brandy, and many more.
Finish off any meal with a fine distilled glass of our premier Brandy and Gin to satisfy your appetite with a rich taste in flavor. All of our brandy and spirits are layered with exquisite fruity flavors for a completely smooth finish that pleases the mind and body every time. Our variety of brandy comes courtesy of the multiple masterful vineyards in the Robertson and the Klein Karoo that specialize in crafting intense flavors that we can enjoy with family and friends. The rich flavors, notes of sweetness, and spiciness in our Brandy and Gin make them the ideal choice for those looking to unwind after a great dinner. Everything you find in our Brandy and Gin selection was only composed of the finest distilled spirits and rich flavors the world has to offer. Pour yourself a shot of any of these tasty spirits on the rox and your mouth will explode with flavor that has you ready for a double next.
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