Bains Whisky wins international award for SA!

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SA ‘s best export. Bains Whisky bagged the best award at the international whisky competition in London, recently.

“We set-out when launching this whisky in 2009 to truly showcase the essence of South African whisky, to set a benchmark for single grain in the world and to highlight the strides that we have taken in our short history of making whisky in this country,” says Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Master distiller Andy Watts.

The SA produced Whisky has been awarded the Whiskies of the World Trophy, the highest honour at the International Spirits Competition (ISC)held recently in London.

Albeit, the competition excludes world leading whisky nation namely Scotland, it outfoxed Ireland, USA, Japan, Australia and Taiwan.

Ok, you might concur the abovementioned are still wet –behind ears in terms of being regarded as connoisseurs’ of whisky, they are making inroads nevertheless.

Bain’s is one of only three whiskies in the category which featured many international brands, to have been bestowed a trophy. The competition promotes outstanding quality spirits from around the world with just over 1300 entries judged from 70 countries.

Entries are tasted blind by a panel of 50 international judges and scored based on aroma, appearance, taste, and finish.

Bain’s was one of only seven whiskies in this category to be awarded gold and in the final round of blind tasting the whiskies all competed against each other for the trophy accolade.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is made from the finest South African grain, double matured in ex-Bourbon casks first for an initial three years before being re-vatted into a fresh set of ex-bourbon casks for a further 18 to 30 months.  The result is an exceptionally smooth whisky with a delicious combination of floral, banana, honey, toasted hazelnuts and toffee aromas, revealing wood, vanilla and spice.

Beautifully balanced vanilla, cocoa butter and light spices from the oak casks lead to a warm mouth-feel and long, smooth finish.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is distilled and matured at The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington near the foot of the Bain’s Kloof Pass.

The beauty of the pass and the extraordinary craftsmanship of Andrew Geddes Bain, the pioneer road builder who built the pass by hand in 1853, is the inspiration behind this South African whisky.

Good story to tell, indeed!

It retails for R249 nationwide.

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Manie Jansen July 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm

If a pub doesnt have Bain’s. I dont drink there !
Its just a cut above all others.

Sydney MORWENG August 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

go to redisa website. tx!


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