Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
The James Sedgwick Distillery // Western Cape, South Africa
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky is made from 100% South African yellow maize and distilled at the The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington. This double-matured whisky spends 3 years in first-fill bourbon barrels before it's transferred for finishing in new first-fill bourbon barrels for an additional 18 to 30 months. It has recently become available in select US markets.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
Cask Typefirst-fill ex-bourbon
"The nose offers toffee and vanilla upfront, along with lighter strands of citrus, spice, and floral touches. The palate starts oily and soft, almost one note. But it opens up in the mid-palate, turning creamier with butterscotch, cereal grain, and cornbread. The finish is mostly smooth but somewhat hot at points, while delivering chocolate and toffee. Add an ice cube to bring out a darker, richer brown sugar sweetness."