Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa's first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK.
Founder distiller Andy Watts says it is an honour to add another award to the whisky’s accolades received since launching in 2009. “The growing demand for whisky around the globe over the past two decades has created an opportunity for lesser-known countries to produce quality whiskies. In the case of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky we wanted to create a whisky that would capture interest from across the world with its unique taste profile and not merely mimic the styles from the more traditional whisky countries.”
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is double matured, first for an initial three years in American Oak casks previously used once for the maturation of bourbon and then re-vatted into a fresh set of ex-bourbon casks for further two years’ maturation. It's distilled and matured at The James Sedgwick Distillery, situated close to the foothills of the Bain’s Kloof Pass in Wellington. The whisky pays tribute to Andrew Geddes Bain, the pioneering pass builder who planned and built the Bain’s Kloof Pass, which connected Wellington to the interior in 1853.
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