How to make proper mampoer, witblits and brandy - a flow diagram

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A flow diagram showing the various steps in making mampoer (from fruit except grapes), witblits (from grapes) and brandy (from grapes and aged in oak)

Calvados (Apple Brandy)

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Cider was produced as a substitute for wine in many countries where the climate was too cold and damp to produce grapes and where there was an abundance of apples. Apple brandy, produced from the distilled cider has a long established tradition and the first official written references date back to the 16th century.

Butterscotch liqueur

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Butterscotch liqueur. This recipe produces 1.5 liter of excellent butterscotch liqueur. It is a favourite with the ladies and quite enjoyable when served over vanilla ice-cream.

Six stages of drunkness

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The effects of alcohol hit your brain like a tidal wave. You can go from jovial, to falling-down drunk, to dead and it doesn't take very long to get there.