The Story of Bain's
The Master Distiller skillfully crafts this elegant single grain whisky at the James Sedgwick Distillery, which dates back to 1886, situated at the foothills of the Bain’s Kloof Pass on the banks of the Berg River in Wellington. Bain’s takes its name from one of the most picturesque and magnificent passes in South Africa and also honours Andrew Geddes Bain, the creative mind behind the construction.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky owes its delicate aroma and distinctive flavours to the finest quality South Africa grain and pure Cape Mountain waters which flow over 850 million year old sandstone and indigenous fynbos. Quite uniquely, the whisky is double matured in specially selected oak casks.
After the initial three years maturation period, it is released from the wood and then once again re-vatted into oak casks for a further 2 years maturation.
This double maturation gives it a smoother mouthfeel and sweet vanilla undertones on the aroma profile. Very few whiskies have the benefit of double maturation.