This 18-year-old single grain whisky started its life off as Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky which was awarded the World’s Best Grain Whisky at the 2013 and 2018 World Whiskies Awards held in London. Bain’s is made from 100% sun-kissed South African grain and spends its first three years maturing in first fill casks previously used for bourbon before being re-vatted into a fresh set of first fill exbourbon casks for a further two years. In crafting this 18-year-old Fino Cask Finish, the whisky spent an additional 10 years maturing in American oak before being finished individually for three years in Fino sherry casks.
Colour: Golden syrup
Nose: Dry Sherry notes with floral and fruity notes
Taste: Warm grapes and stewed fruit y with roasted nuts, warm spice and a slight sweetness
Finish: The finish is warm, rich and slightly spicy oak and a well-balanced sweetness