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Bain's Whisky Wins Gold

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The proudly South African 100% single grain whisky, Bainís Cape Mountain Whisky, has returned home for the second consecutive year with a gold medal from the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

The judges praised the whisky for its ďexcellent, clean, lively entry into the mouth with sweet grain firmness and beautiful balance.Ē Inspired by the Bainís Kloof Pass and its natural beauty, Bainís Cape Mountain Whisky is crafted from the finest South African grain. It is South Africaís first single grain whisky and its double-maturation imparts flavour and complexity, resulting in an exceptionally smooth and distinctive whisky. Crafted by master distiller Andy Watts, the whisky shows an exceptional interaction between spirit and wood to produce a mix of toffee, floral and vanilla aromas and flavours with a hint of spice softened by sweet undertones. The result is a warm and extended mouthfeel with an exceptionally smooth finish. Bainís Cape Mountain Whisky is distilled and matured at The James Sedgwick Distillery which dates back to 1886 and is situated near the foothills of the Bainís Kloof Pass in Wellington, in the heart of the Boland. The whisky pays tribute to Andrew Geddes Bain the pioneering pass builder who was the mastermind behind the Bainís Kloof Pass which connected Wellington to the interior in the mid-1850s. Bainís Cape Mountain Whisky is available from leading liquor outlets and retails for around R180 per 750ml bottle.