Bain's Cape Mountain Single Grain
Bain's Cape Mountain Single Grain is made from 100% locally sourced South African yellow maize (corn). But this premium Whisky has a ton more flavor than most Corn Whiskies because it is double-aged — three full years in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks and then transferred to different set of first-fill ex-Bourbon casks for an additional eighteen to thirty months. This give the dram a flavor similar to a well-aged, high-corn Bourbon itself. And a mighty tasty one at that.
Nose: Grapefruit peels, custard creams and icing sugar. Soon followed by nutmeg and vanilla sugar. Lightness throughout.
Palate: Soft and well-rounded with continued vanilla cream. Fresh pear, banana and hints of cardamom and oak.
Finish: The sweet citrus peels return, along with a little bit of meadowsweet.