Review 457: Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky 5 Year

bainscapemountainwhiskyTime to make a shift from rum to whisky and we start with some grain whisky’s. This one is from South-Africa and is made in the James Sedgwick Distillery where they also create the Tree Ships whisky. This whisky is double matured in American oak (ex-bourbon).

What they write about it:

Bain’s Single Grain Whisky is a double matured whisky produced from 100% South African Yellow Maize, you may call this corn. We first mature it in specially selected 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 to extract a full rich flavor like no other.

Distillery:James Sedgwick Distillery
Region:South Africa
Location:Wellington
Owner: J. Sedgwick & Co.
Founded:1886
Status:Active
Water Source:Unknown
Stills:Unknown
Capacity:Unknown

Expression:Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky 5 Year
Category:Single Grain
Bottled by: J. Sedgwick & Co.
Age:5 Year
ABV (% Alc):43%
Non-chill filtered:No
Natural colour:Yes
Phenols (smoke):0 ppm on barley
Distillation date:N/a
Bottle date:N/a
Vintage:N/a
Maturation:1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Cask number:N/a
Bottle number:N/a
Bottle content:70cl

Colour:
Yellow gold.

Smell:
A fresh, light and subtle whisky with aroma’s of citrus, vanilla, alcohol, metallic tones, popcorn, apple, grapes, putty, grains, honey, toffee, coconut, hint of mocha, solvent tones, hint of oak, floral tones, hint of almond, marshmallows and some acetone.

Taste:
A young, sharp and sweet whisky with aromas of icing sugar, candied ginger, honey, ginger, pepper, metallic tones, varnish, solvents, maple syrup, subtle tannins, citrus tones, hint of peach, subtle backing spices, hint of apricots, coconut and subtle oak.

Finish:
A short and slightly drying finish with aromas of icing sugar, acacia honey, maple syrup, hint of citrus, subtle tannins and subtle oak.

Marks:
  • 6.9/10
    Smell: - 6.9/10
  • 6.8/10
    Taste: - 6.8/10
  • 6.8/10
    Finish: - 6.8/10
6.8/10

Conclusion:

Well yeah, it’s young, fresh and very sweet. I prefer the older well aged grains. But it’s enjoyable and cheap enough to try it. This might be nice to sip on a very hot summer night over some ice (yes, I said it, over ice).
Fun but not very interesting