Oude Molen Distillery

Oude Molen Distillery, Grabouw: Hours, Address, Oude Molen Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Oude Molen Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Our distillery in the Elgin Valley is a place of absolute balance. Wines are dashed from the vineyards and distilled immediately to preserve the fruity freshness. In our maturation cellars, time stands still as the spirit rests for years and years and years… While we wait for our brandies reach perfection, we like having folks pop around and we’d like to welcome you to Oude Molen. It’s something completely different, and the Elgin Valley is a great day out.
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NazK123
Canterbury, UK15 contributions
Friends
This is the very best of Cape Brandy and a must see if you like spirits of any kind. Essential if you like Brandy/Cognac or whisky! (They don’t do whisky, but this product is so good, you’ll love it)
Written 1 March 2020
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Morne
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Solo
What and amazing experience to see how this unique product actually comes to be, followed by and equally informative tasting. Thank you for the whole team to have made this a most memorable tasting - something different from the usual wine tasting!
Written 12 March 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We really enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Danie Pretorius
Written 13 March 2019
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Bea Liebenberg
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Business
Thank you Oude Molen Distillery for an amazing experience. From the cellar tour up to the private tasting. Next level!
Written 12 March 2019
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That's where we operate! It was great having you pop in, and you are always welcome at Oude Molen. Regards, Danie Pretorius
Written 13 March 2019
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Paula Murray
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Solo
I'd like to thank Chanell for the wonderful tour. The tour focuses on both how brandy is made as well as the long history of the company, in particular the founder of the Oude Molen.

You get to see the behind the scenes of how the brandy is made, and the smell of the stores are amazing! I could stay in stores for hours just taking in the aroma of the brandy stores!
Written 25 February 2019
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Good day, and thank you for taking the time to rate us. I'm very pleased that you found our tour enjoyable and interesting, and we hope to welcome you to Oude Molen again soon. Kind regards, Danie Pretorius
Written 26 February 2019
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CheshireJilly
Gordon's Bay, South Africa181 contributions
Friends
We visited this out of the way Brandydistillery and what a treat it was. We we told, on arriving, that the tasting room was closed, but the lovely Siobhan took pity on us and opened up just for us.
This was the most interesting and informative tasting we have been to, and we have been to a lot!
Siobhan could not have been more helpful, great tasting, loads of information and a great tour around the storage areas. They are busy renovating at the moment, and we plan to return once the renovations are complete.
Written 9 February 2016
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AdamHGolding
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Solo
Today I took time out of my holiday to visit the Oude Molen Distillery, which was meant to be a highlight. According to their website, they conduct tours daily, Monday to Friday, at 11:30 and at 15:30. They specifically say that only groups of 10+ people need to book. We drove over an hour from Cape Town to find the distillery completely closed. I called the number on their website and was directed to a woman named Shivaan(?) who was downright rude and treated me like a massive imposition. I could even hear her playing a computer game in the background. She said that the website was wrong and could barely utter an apology; she said the word 'sorry' once under her breath. I felt like I was being blamed for the mistakes on the Website. I am a collector and a huge fan of Oude Molen Brandies but this experience has left a superiorly foul taste in my mouth. I will be spreading the word about my shocking experience to all of my brandy-loving friends.
Written 22 December 2014
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Dear Adam It's been a while since your visit, which clearly was a disappointing experience. Firstly, my apologies for the way in which you were treated. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge, and a lot of brandy has flowed from our copper stills. I'd like to invite you back to Oude Molen to see how we do things these days. It will be my pleasure to show you around the distillery and to pour you something special from the barrel. Hope to see you soon! Danie Pretorius Oude Molen Distillery
Written 15 February 2019
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