1806J. BarrowTrav.I. 384The bruised grapes, the undergrowings, the stalks and expressed husks, with the lees or dregs of the new wine, are thrown together into larger vessels...From trash like this is most of the ardent spirit manufactured which is sold in the Cape under the name Brandewyn.
1835T. Pringle inF.C. MetrowichValiant but Once (1956) 74They produced their provisions for supper, consisting chiefly of dried bullock’s flesh, which they seasoned with a moderate zoppjé, or dram, of colonial brandewyn, from a huge horn slung by each man in his wagon beside his powder-flask.
1838A.G. BainJrnls (1949) 196’Snt half so good as Brandywyn.
1844J. BackhouseNarr. of Visit 597Few of the Boors in the vicinity, who make Brandewyn, or Cape brandy, will sell it to the Hottentots.
1850T. Baines inS. Standertr. ofA.P. Brink’s Brandy in S. Afr. (1973) 101In consideration for this kindness Mynheer requested a zoupie brandewyn for himself and friends.
1920R. JutaTavern 21We stole some of de Baases brandy-wijn, a drink a lort from de brandy-wijn and orl de morning we go be in the sun.
brandewynbos/-ˌbɔs/ [Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch brandewynbosch), bosch bush], the moretlwa, Grewia flava;
||brandewyn ketel/-ˈkɪətəl/ [Afrikaans (from Dutch) ketel kettle], a copper still, used for brandy distillation. See also kettle.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 364They (sc. Hottentots) are fond of brandy, but their distance from the Colony prevents their being gratified to the extent of the wishes or means. An attempt at distilling a spirit from the berries of, what they therefore call, the Brandewyn-bosch (Brandy-bush) had succeeded.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 176Brandewynbos,..The vernacular name is derived from the use of the fruits in distilling a liquor or an inferior brandy (Afr.: brandewyn).
1937C.R. PranceTante Rebella’s Saga 137He had relied too much on his ‘brandewyn-ketel’ (his private still) for the brewing of peach-brandy, potato-gin, and ‘mampoer’ from the wild fruits of the bush, and now that was getting dangerous.
1955L.G. GreenKaroo 105Later the liquid mos is passed into the old brandewynketel or still, made to very much the same pattern as those used by Tennessee ‘moonshiners.’
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