Our history of distilling fine pot still brandy dates back to 1880, with the first order of casks was sent to Cape Town harbour by ox-wagon for delivery to London. After the repeal of distilling licenses in the early 1920’s, Boplaas’ copper pot still lay dormant for almost 70 years until it was fired up again in 1989. Five years later, in 1994, Boplaas released the very first estate brandy: the Boplaas 5 Year Old Pot Still Estate Brandy. The Boplaas 5 Year Old Pot still Brandy were served at Nelson Mandela’s presidential inauguration banquet. Due to dry warm summers, cold winters and general low humidity, the environment is ideal for the maturation of spirits, like Brandy and Whisky, resulting in a far more concentrated spirit.