Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is a single grain whisky crafted by master distiller Andy Watts at South Africa’s James Sedgwick Distillery. Bain’s is double matured, first in specially selected first-fill bourbon casks for three years, and then transferred to a second set of casks for an additional 18 to 30 months. In 2013 Bain’s was named World Whiskies Awards “World’s Best Grain Whisky.”
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky (86 proof)
Visual: Light gold.
Nose: Malty, lots of young leather, a touch of peppermint, raisins.
Taste: Quite light in character and mouthfeel. Hints of caramel creme, unripe banana, butterscotch, even a peccadillo of raspberry.
Finish: Fairly short with a fruity sweetness at the curtain call.
Overall: Certainly not a powerhouse, but a more restrained and subtle whisky. Actually, a perfect sipping whiskey on the rocks. I’d not turn down a pour or two.
GSN Rating: B+
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