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 Pedro Ximénez (PX) Cask Finish, the whisky spent an additional 10 years maturing in American oak before being finished individually for three years in PX sherry casks.
Colour: Dark ebony
Nose: Big and full-bodied with sweet notes of raisins, figs and dates
Taste: Velvety smooth with a syrupy mouth-feel, hints of honey and candied fruit and a well-balanced sweetness
Finish: The finish is warm with a long, silky-smooth ending