South Africa is widely known as a country that produces a lot of wonderful wines. Most people know that. But there’s also an award-winning whisky produced here.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is distilled and matured at The James Sedgwick Distillery in the beautiful Bainskloof Pass in the Western Cape. Bain’s was named “The World’s Best Grain Whisky” at the annual World Whisky Awards in London in 2013.
Personally, I am no whisky lover, I tend to sip a little and then gladly return the glass to its owner. But Bain’s I like! It is, for being a whisky, light and smooth. A hint of vanilla and toffee. No tones of ashtray here (I see all the knowers of whisky raise their eyebrows now, but some whisky really do taste like ashtray)!
If you can get Bain’s in your country, congratulations! If not, and you’re visiting South Africa, I absolutely think you should try a glass of Bain’s. And please leave comments so we know what you think!