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Boer brandy, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Boers’ brandy, and with small initial.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Boer sense 1 a + English brandy.
historical
Brandy distilled privately by individual farmers. Also shortened form Boers. See also Cape brandy.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 24 Feb. 33W.R. Thompson Will hold a Public Sale on Monday next the 27 instant of a variety of fresh Goods,..Cape and Boers’ Brandy [etc.].
1977 Family Radio & TV 19 Sept. 51The creation of this Boer brandy has been a dying art since the ’20s when intervention by the newly formed KWV became essential because the standards of 3 000 farmers making and marketing their own recipes were often disastrous...Even legal Boer brandy heard the death sentence in 1964 when the KWV ruled that no more private licences would be issued.
Brandy distilled privately by individual farmers. Also shortened form Boers.

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