Capacity : 50 cl
Single malt distilled from a special brew, in which peated barley malt has been added.
This gives it a slightly smoky touch.
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.
Gouden Carolus Blaasveld Broek
This new whisky is a nod to the nearby nature reserve, called Blaasveldbroek, situated behind the distillery. From about 1100 to 1770, this place was mainly known for its peat bogs. The peat bogs have since disappeared, but with the launch of this peated whisky, the distillery is bringing this piece of history back to life.
|Bottle size||50 cl|