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Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky targets travel retail with new 21 Year Old Double Cask

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, which is owned by Distell International, has launched a new 21 Year Old Double Cask expression. The restricted version is the primary cask power whisky to be launched in South Africa and is unique to travel retail.

The grain whisky, which is seasoned in ex-sherry casks, has Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky as its base. It is matured a further ten years in older American oak casks earlier than being transferred to seasoned Amontillado and Manzanilla sherry casks for a remaining six years of maturation.

The 21 Year Old boasts a wealthy amber color and affords notes of fruit and spice which mix with the sweeter notes of the one grain whisky. It is non-chilled and with a 46.8percentABV is accessible now in travel retail in a 1-litre bottle.

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“Exciting innovations from New World whisky producers such as Bain’s have driven growing interest in the category and we’re confident that Bain’s 21 Year Old Double Cask will appeal to global travel retail consumers who are increasingly seeking innovation, exclusivity and new flavours” – Distell International Managing Director Travel Retail Luke Maga

Distell Head of Whisky Intrinsic (*21*) and Bain’s Founder Andy Watts stated: “Innovation is significant in our business and though I’ve crafted many cask finishes, the mixture of two completely different cask finishes is a primary for me.

“This coupled with the fact that the whisky is the oldest Bain’s release to date makes for an exciting product launch. I hope that Bain’s 21 Year Old Double Cask brings as much enjoyment to our consumers as it has to me over the years since I first envisioned the project.”

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Earlier this 12 months Andy Watts was inducted into Whisky Magazine’s Whisky Hall of Fame, in recognition of his dedication to the South African whisky business

Distell International Managing Director Travel Retail Luke Maga added: “A flourishing cocktail tradition and whisky’s aspirational picture have helped recruit new shoppers into the whisky class which in flip has impressed a wave of New World whiskies from rising distillers.

“Exciting innovations from New World whisky producers such as Bain’s have driven growing interest in the category and we’re confident that Bain’s 21 Year Old Double Cask will appeal to global travel retail consumers who are increasingly seeking innovation, exclusivity and new flavours.”

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is crafted on the James Sedgwick Distillery, close to the foothills of the Bainskloof Pass, the street that carves via South Africa’s hanging Cape Mountains.

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Sustainability is an integral a part of its manufacturing course of. As the one business whisky distillery in Africa – and certainly one of just a few on this planet the place each grain and malt whisky is distilled – the James Sedgwick crew stated defending pure assets is central to each choice taken.

Sustainability initiatives embody the recycling of spent grains, that are excessive in protein, for animal feed, and accumulating the CO² created throughout fermentation to be used in carbonated drinks.

Waste water can be handled on-site. The first a part of the water therapy course of recovers methane fuel which is re-used within the whisky making course of to scale back coal utilization, while the second therapy ends in roughly 35% of the water being re-used for cooling and in boilers.

Bain’s 21 Year Old Double Cask Tasting Notes

Nose: Sticky toffee pudding, Turkish apricots, sultanas, coconut tea biscuits and hints of flower blossom.

Taste: Cinnamon, almonds and hazelnuts with salted caramel and hints of marmalade.

Finish: Rich, lingering with caramel.

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