International Whisky - Single Malt

Bain's Cape Mountain Single Grain (South African Maize) Whisky

From: South Africa Liquor Review Category: Single Malt International Whisky

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Tier 2
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2016

Proof66 Notes

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky was first launched in 2009 and is named for Andrew Geddes Bain and the Bainskloof mountain pass that bears his name. The whisky is made from South African grain sandstone filtered water. The whisky is aged in "first fill bourbon" oak casks (meaning that the barrels have been used only one time for the making of bourbon before coming to South Africa--we take this to mean that the whisky will carry vanilla and caramel notes that charred bourbon barrels are known for) for 3 years and then selected and "re-vatted" (in Scotland, they would call it a "marriage") for an additional 2 years of aging for a total of 5.

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Wuli27 Wuli27 (60)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-09-26)
very smooth. tastes like another.
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