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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.
Bajan is a limited edition released to mark the 8th anniversary of the Molenberg Distillery.
Bajan is the Creole language spoken on the Caribbean island of Barbados, famous for its sun-drenched beaches, vast sugar cane plantations and the production of rum. Two different types of rum casks selected on the basis of their pronounced taste profile were used for this edition. Ageing for over five years in the oldest casks yields full-bodied, mellow hints of raisins and honey while the younger rum casks from Barbados add a refreshing blend of aromatic notes. Combining the two results in a finely balanced whisky with a pronounced smooth taste and a surprising touch of the tropics at the finish.
|Bottle size||50 cl|