Monday, July 06, 2015


Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa's first 100 percent single-grain whisky, has announced that it will be making its American debut later this month when it launches across the Midwest.

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky is produced at the James Sedgwick Distillery, in the historic farming town of Wellington, South Africa.

Bain's Cape - South African Grain Whisky to launch in the US

After an initial maturation period of three years in specially selected, first-fill bourbon casks, the whisky is then re-vatted into a second set of first-fill bourbon casks for a further 18 to 30 months,

The interaction between spirit and wood produces what is said to be a sensuous mix of vanilla, toffee and floral aromas and flavours, with a hint of spice softened by the sweet undertones of the oak casks in which the product is matured.  Resulting in a warm and extended mouth-feel, with an exceptionally smooth finish.

Production of Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky is carefully managed under the watchful eye of world-renowned Master Distiller Andy Watts, who is only the sixth manager in the nearly 130-year history of the James Sedgwick Distillery.

Andy has established many firsts on South Africa's whisky front, including production of the country's first single malt; development of the first blend of South African and Scotch whiskies; creation of a 100-percent locally blended whisky; and more recently, introduction of South Africa's first single-grain whisky, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, whose origin has spawned the new sub-category also known as Cape Mountain Whisky.

Commenting on the news, Lee-Anne van Wyk, Bain's Global Marketing Manager at Distell, said: "Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky showcases South Africa's ability to produce a premium, specialist whisky that reflects a unique taste of place, while holding up to award-winning, world-class standards. This is a proudly South African whisky -- created using only the finest South African grain and crafted with meticulous care by one of the world's most-passionate whisky masters.  It is an elegant, lightly flavoured, refined spirit that is overdue for the American consumer who appreciates a smooth, easy-drinking whisky and is interested in trying new things."

Named "World's Best Grain Whisky" at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky will be launching in the Midwest later this month before rolling out across the rest of the US later this year.

Source: Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky