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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

Overall rating 55 votes 81.19
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
LG5 24 H13
Barcode
6001108044754
Added on
22 Sep 2014 6:08 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

5 × in wishlist

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 19
Taste 20
Finish 15
Balance 18

Tastingtags

12 Notes

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
28 Feb 2015 12:17 am
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

weich&süß, Honig, Vanillepudding, Karamel

Taste

buttrig-süß, cremig, wieder viel Vanille, Karamel, dann gebrannter Zucker, etwas leichte Bitterkeit und würzige Schärfe (Ingwer?)

Finish

mittellang, bittersüß

Comments

sehr süß und süffig, ziemlich weich, erinnert stark an Bourbon und kann locker mit den besseren seiner Preisklasse (hier: ~30€) mithalten

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
05 Feb 2015 7:19 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Amber
Nose

The nose is honeysweet as is to be expected from a single grain. Loads of vanilla and lemon zest. Toffee and some coconut, but also a basket full of almonds. A bit spicy. I would say rye bread. Warm custard.

Taste

It is wonderfully creamy on the palate with a wonderful spiciness that warms the mouth. Then the tastes arrive that I have just discovered as aromas on the nose. Vanilla custard and coconut (make that coconut milk) return. It reminds me of the better bourbon, in fact. Especially the spices.

Finish

On the (somewhat short) finish, the lemon zest returns, followed by the almond. But those spices! Those speak the longest.

Comments

A nice single grain best drunk with a cube of ice (I know, I know) when the sun shines or neat on a chilly autumn night.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
19 Jun 2017 10:31 am

Pointe de fumée évanescente, puis caramel, fruits chauds qui émergent lentement, ainsi qu'une pointe d'agrumes et de bois. En bouche, touche de sel. Toucher relativement léger. Arômes équilibrés, doucement fruités. Soupçon de bois. Finale assez courte. Il a tout d'un Scotch pour un Sud-Africain !

Enthousiasme 3/5

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Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
13 Jun 2017 11:57 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
81
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
82
Presentation
82
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holborndrinker
Connoisseur holborndrinker Review note
13 Feb 2017 10:05 pm
holborndrinker gave this whisky 82 points

A surprising amount of taste for a grain whisky with the sweetness of the bourbon cask coming through - a long lingering after taste.

Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
80
Nunc est bibendum - mine's a double!
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
27 Oct 2016 12:17 am
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 80 points

Sometimes referred to as a five year old [whiskybase!], it’s technically a NAS grain with a maturation length of between 4-5 years. Bain’s website states: ‘We first mature it [Bain’s single grain] in first-fill bourbon casks for a period of three years, we then transfer it to a second set of first-fill bourbon casks for a further 18 to 30 months’. 



N: After the rough old-styled yet likaeble Cameron Brig WB, we are back to clean & modern, young, vanillin territory. The nose centres around sour, vanilla-coconut ice-cream, toffee, creme brulee [mainly the eggy/vanilla body], and a generous slice of Victoria sponge - so thats plenty of C8H8O3 being thrown out/extracted from the casks. Water brings out more of the wood itself and a little spice. Carbs wise, there’s something savoury in-between ready salted crisps and biscuits - [Carr’s] table water & [McVitie’s] digestives


T: Innocuous delivery, but pleasing nevertheless - everything is just so, which is another way of saying flawless. The spirit talks of soft, sour cream before moving towards sweeter, vanilla single-cream.


F: Those bourbon casks have lots to say, both the oak itself and the sweet bourbon extract.


C: This is decent, young, modern grain whisky, no messing. I reckon it could give the Greenore 8yo a run for it’s money. Let’s see WB.



Scores a C-

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
22 Oct 2016 2:19 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Vanilla custard. Banana flavouring. Herbal honey. Slight alcohol note.

Taste

Very vanilla-centric woody note. Banana bread. Dried apricot. Woodspice.

Finish

Medium. Woodspice, banana. Toffee. Slight saltiness.

Comments

This is a fantastic Corn Whisky. It’s very sweet obviously, but has a lovely light character so not over-the-top sweetness. There’s a nice amount of wood influence too.

Reviewed in my blog:
https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/10/22/james-sedgwick-distillery/

My Collection Happy to swap samples with anyone in the UK/EU/Canada, pm for details.
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
13 Aug 2016 1:13 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 80 points

Ist mir in Summe ein wenig zu bitter und wenig komplex. Grain und jung passt in meinen Augen nicht zusammen. Schauen wir mal wie das dort weiter geht...

Weighted Rate
80.3
Nose
79
Initial taste
80
Body
78
Finish
76
Price
89
Presentation
88
Christian = Sammelbegriff
Poort
Member Junior Poort Note
09 Nov 2014 5:10 pm

surprisingly good wisky. it's a single grain wisky, i was a bit biased.  You can realy taste the sweetness and it made me think of a bourboun.
Taste is Sweet, Toffee, vannilla,
Seems to me a good wisky wich maybe overlooked but worth a try

magic_slim
Connoisseur magic_slim Tasting note
31 Mar 2013 10:17 pm
magic_slim gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Smooth and sweet with the aroma of "Juicy Fruit" chewing gum, vanilla and flowery notes at first nosing. Pink marshmallows, artificial fruit essence, paraffin and violets. A pleasant and beautiful smell.

Taste

The first mouthfeel is sweet, candied and fruity with peaches and overripe apricots. But then it fades and gets more velvety and neutral. Easy to drink and pleasant.

Finish

Short with a weak but long lasting aftertaste, dry, slightly bitter and metallic.

Comments

Would be a very good whisky without the aftertaste.

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