Local whisky best in the world

South Africa’s first single grain whisky, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, has been announced as the World’s Best Grain Whisky at the annual Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards (WWA) held in London last week.

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Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is the first SA whisky to receive this award, beating traditional whisky-producing countries such as Ireland, Scotland and the USA. The whiskies were assessed blind, based on three tasting rounds, by an independent panel of judges that included some of the foremost international whisky experts.

The award was presented to Andy Watts, master distiller of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, at the ceremony held in London. Watts said that he was overwhelmed by the news and was delighted to have been able to personally receive the award.
Distiller of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Jeff Green, said: "This isn’t just a win for Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky but for South African whisky-making.

“Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, launched in 2009, was created to express the extraordinary properties of South Africa’s very best home-grown grains, fermented and distilled locally. With a distinctive South African taste profile, the maize is the same as that which was imported into Scotland up until the mid-1980s to make Scotch whisky.” Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is available from leading liquor outlets at approximately R200 per 750ml bottle.

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