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Distillery De Molenberg
Charles Leclef is a representative of the fifth generation of the Van Breedam family, millers and brewers in Mechelen since the 17th century. In 1990, he took over and modernised the family brewery Het Anker, located on the site of the former beguinage hospital. In 2010 he set up a whisky distillery on the family farm 'Molenberg' in Blaasveld (municipality of Willebroek), with the idea of producing a single malt distilled from the wort of the Gouden Carolus Tripel beer. This is a good thing, because in the past the Van Breedam family milled and distilled cereals to make genever.
The name Gouden Carolus also takes us back several centuries to the time when Mechelen was the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. It refers to the golden shield of Emperor Charles V, for whom the Mechelen Brewers' Guild brewed a special beer.
Aurora is a limited edition created to mark the 10th anniversary of Distillery De Molenberg. Its colorful packaging is a synthesis of the colors used for all these special editions. Its name refers to the morning dew that favors the optimal development of "noble rot" (Botrytis Cinerea), enabling Sauternes grapes (Bordeaux) to gorge themselves with sugar and give birth to the most sumptuous of sweet wines.
Aurora was first aged in Bourbon casks and in the distillery's own barrels, before being finished off for 18 months in Sauternes casks. These are the ones that will release honey and apple notes during maturation. So try Aurora with a sweet dessert!