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 ex-bourbon casks for a further two years. In crafting this 18-year-old Oloroso Cask Finish, the whisky spent an additional 10 years maturing in American oak before being finished individually for three years in Oloroso sherry casks.
Colour: Deep mahogany
Nose: Complex with upfront nuts, figs, raisins and fruit
Taste: Full and rich with toffee, hints of dark chocolate, nuts and a silky smoothness
Finish: The finish is warm and long with hints of sherried oak and a well-balanced sweetness