Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Grain Whisky
Double Matured
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
1869721 L5 18255 - 1869721 L5 18263
South Africa South Africa
Added on
04 mar 2019 4:15 pm by JABGlenrothesfan

Average value

€ 25.59

5 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.67 points.

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    33 days after unscrewing and first tasting. It shows a clearly positive development, is now more full-bodied, smoother and more interesting
    • Nose
      74 74
      lots of corn, sweetness with vanilla and caramel, notes of glue alongside. Very bourbon-like, which should also be due to the five-year maturation in first-fill bourbon barrels
    • Taste
      77 77
      Clearly the best: creamy and oily in the mouth. Sweetness, corn, bourbon influences, caramel. Then there is also a bit of peppery seasoning that goes well with the corn sweetness. Easy and good to drink
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short to just medium. Sweetness and spice, but now the alcohol influence and the grain bitterness come out clearly.

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  3. ramyres scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Young, fruity sweet, absolutely uncomplicated drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Toffee, pineapple, banana, sweet fruits, syrup
    • Taste
      82 82
      Banana, jackfruit, maple syrup, sweet soft fruit bomb
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium long, pineapple, caramel and jackfruit

  4. Lowlander scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Could easily pass as a bourbon due to the sweetness, something different and for a single grain also quite OK, also the price.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Floral, sweet, herbal, reminds me of vermouth, grapefruit, some oak and furniture polish.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Toffee, vanilla, banana, sweet cereal notes and oak, spices.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short but warm, soft, very pleasant finish.

  5. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Bain's is a single grain whiskey distilled by the James Sedgewick Distillery. The whiskey was introduced in 2009. It is a fine, soft grain with a pleasant sweetness. The whiskey fully matures in first-fill bourbon barrels. However, it is transferred to new barrels in the meantime. A double maturation in the same type of barrels. It has no age rating, but the whiskey is at least five years old. The James Sedgewick Distillery was founded in 1886 in Wellington on the South African Western Cape. the color of the whiskey is dark gold.
    • Nose
      The fragrance has aromas of toffee, vanilla, custard, grapefruit and floral accents.
    • Taste
      The taste has notes of creamy vanilla, pear, banana, sweet oak and spices.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is warming and very soft.

  6. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    grain on corn, vanilla, caramel, in short are we on a bourbon? coconut juice return
    grassy, fruity, sweet, creamy!
    herbs, stems, dried leaves, the pistils with, the sugar, the grain, a single grain so the caramelized corn in unroasted popcorn, on rose syrup for a moment, very pleasant
    peppery back with a slight bitterness
    soft, creamy, smooth, sweet, vegetal, caramel and corn kernel, simple but unique!

  7. peej84 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Light, sweet, vanilla, coconut. In the mouth, however, a beautiful substance, oily, mouth-filling, sweet, creamy. The finish is a bit graining, but clearly single grain. Summer dram, simple but not bland. I like it.

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Whilst beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in South Africa, whisky is the most popular spirit with brandy coming in second. Andy tells me 80% of the whisky produced in SA is consumed there. [Apparently cider production & consumption is also extremely lively too].

    C: Very clean, quality bartender-friendly spirit.


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