A rare specimen, and something of a dark horse in the world whisky scene, this spirit has won plaudits amongst drinkers and critics alike since its release in 2009.
A South African single grain whisky produced by the James Sedgwick distillery. This distillery also produces the excellent “Three Ships” South African whisky. The whisky is made from 100% yellow maize, giving it a Bourbon-like character.
This nature is enhanced by the whisky’s maturation process, a unique “double maturation” in first fill Bourbon barrels. This process sees the spirit spend three years in first fill Bourbon barrels, before being finished for a further two years in “fresh” first fill Bourbon barrels.
The result is a delightfully fully flavoured and rich whisky, packed with toffee, sweet cereal and vanilla notes.
The whisky is produced in Wellington, South Africa; the bottling is named after Andrew Geddes Bain, a master road-builder who constructed the Bainskloof pass which connects Wellington with South Africa’s interior.
A fantastic value for money world whisky, that offers enormous flavour.