Celebrating Fine Craftsmanship

On the evening of 10th June, Opulent Living curated an elegant evening to bring Van Ryn’s Collection Reserve and Rolls-Royce Motorcars together to celebrate fine craftsmanship. Bespoke designer Alex Innes, from the UK headquarters, specifically flew in to South Africa for the evening to convene with Distell Master Brandy distiller Brink Liebenberg in an elegant setting at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank.
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Guests not only had the once in a lifetime opportunity to appreciate complimentary 30-year-old brandy, but could do so whilst enjoying the luxury of the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Guests not only had the once in a lifetime opportunity to appreciate complimentary 30-year-old brandy, but could do so whilst enjoying the luxury of the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Guests took home with them an exclusive Rolls-Royce coffee-table book personally signed by Alex Innes.

Guests took home with them an exclusive Rolls-Royce coffee-table book personally signed by Alex Innes.

The guests of honour of the evening, Alex Innes, Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer from Goodwood, UK, and Brink Liebenberg, Master Distiller from Van Ryn's Distillery.

The guests of honour of the evening, Alex Innes, Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer from Goodwood, UK, and Brink Liebenberg, Master Distiller from Van Ryn's Distillery.

Distell's Managing Director, Richard Rushton, welcoming guests on the evening to celebrate the fine craftsmanship of Van Ryn's Reserve Collection in association with Rolls-Royce.

Distell's Managing Director, Richard Rushton, welcoming guests on the evening to celebrate the fine craftsmanship of Van Ryn's Reserve Collection in association with Rolls-Royce.

Brandies drawn from the vats are carefully blended to achieve the ideal marriage of flavours and then given time to settle before bottling.

Brandies drawn from the vats are carefully blended to achieve the ideal marriage of flavours and then given time to settle before bottling.

Accentuate the sense of dramatic purpose the attention of the Rolls-Royce commands with a beautifully crafted exterior finish.

Accentuate the sense of dramatic purpose the attention of the Rolls-Royce commands with a beautifully crafted exterior finish.

The Van Ryn's cellar uses small oak vats not larger than 340 litres not only for the three years prescribed by law for South Africa potstilled brandies, but mostly for the duration of the maturation period. The smaller the barrel, the greater the impact of the wood that imparts spicy, nutty aromas and flavours.

The Van Ryn's cellar uses small oak vats not larger than 340 litres not only for the three years prescribed by law for South Africa potstilled brandies, but mostly for the duration of the maturation period. The smaller the barrel, the greater the impact of the wood that imparts spicy, nutty aromas and flavours.

The meticulously designed interiors for selection. The interlinked RR monogram can be elegantly embroidered into all four headrests in either a colour-matched or contrasting thread, emphasising Rolls-Royce's attention to detail.

The meticulously designed interiors for selection. The interlinked RR monogram can be elegantly embroidered into all four headrests in either a colour-matched or contrasting thread, emphasising Rolls-Royce's attention to detail.

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