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Bain's 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Grain
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2019 2:58 pm by MaltMusings
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Whisky Reviews for Bain's 15-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Dark color, "australian muscat" when compared to Charles Maclean's whisky wheel and color scale.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose has some similarities with Nikka Coffee Grain. Nuts, almonds, dried figs and lots of vanilla. Really similar nose to a vanilla arranged rum I love from Mauritius.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy texture, really mouth coating as MaltMusings says. Lots of vanilla again, Ice frosting, with a slight bitterness in the back. Some spices (cinnamon, pepper). As for the nose, it tastes like a vanilla arranged rum, delicious
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oak on the finish, drying, with spices and a touch of vanilla.

  2. MaltMusings scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A lovely gark gold in the glass, swirls bead up and fall as slow thin legs. Initial nose vanilla toffee!
    https://malt-musings.blogspot.com/2019/04/south-african-twitter-tasting.html
    • Nose
      Vanilla and oak, the ABV hits you immediately. toffee popcorn, brown sugar, tropical fruit. Yummy!
    • Taste
      Thick, creamy and mouth coating, loads of spice initially with banoffee pie and vanilla ice cream coming soon afterwards! After a few more sips I'm getting a slightly sour grapefruit note - usually something I get from an old sherry cask dram.
    • Finish
      Lots of oak tannins drying the mouth, a big kick of ginger spice and a little hint of that sour grapefruit again.Yummy!

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/whiskylive-2019-day-2-part-2/

    This one’s new and destined for travel retail.

    N: Pungent/boozy nose. The sugars need time to settle in.
    T: Given the hot climate in SA [the James Sedgwick distillery looses 5% abv to the angels annually], this may well pass for a 30yo Scotch grain.
    F: Short yet tasty.
    C: Pretty fair grain and the price point of around £65 for a litre would appear competitive.

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