“A pioneer in its own right, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is South Africa’s first Single Grain whisky. Named after the pioneering pass builder, Andrew Geddes Bain, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is crafted at the foot of his awe-inspiring Bainskloof Pass.”

43% abv, €33, single grain

Nose: sweet, rye-bread, clover-honey, floral, buttercups, vanilla, herbal, fresh ginger, cinnamon, citrus, lemon-peel

Palate: sweet, creamy, herbal, cloves, green herbs, sage
Finish: sweet, honey-comb, rather short
Mark: +++++ 
Conclusion: a very nice, young grain whisky. Slightly reminiscent of a nice Bourbon. I am not sure what I expected, but I am positively surprised by the quality of this whisky and will purchase a bottle, if we can find one in one of our local shops.
More info: Distilled from the finest South African grains and double matured, spending its first three years in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks before being released and re-vatted again for a further two years in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks.

two samples of this lovely grain were kindly given to us by Andy Watts


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