Single Grain. Double Matured.

Bain’s owes its distinctive aromas and delicate smooth flavour to its unique warm South African climate that accelerates maturation and helps deliver an exceptionally smooth finish for a whisky of its age.


South Africa’s sun-kissed grain is world-renowned in the distilling industry for its superior quality. It makes sense then that Bain’s is so flavourful, even though its only ingredients are water, yeast and grain.

The warm South African climate also accelerates maturation and the rate of flavour extraction from the oak, resulting in a smoothness normally only associated with much older whiskies.

A unique flavour profile

Adding to the exceptional flavour profile and leading the innovation of whisky-making around the globe, Bain’s is distilled in column stills and uniquely double matured. The whisky is matured in first-fill American Oak casks previously used for the maturation of bourbon, first for three years before being revatted into a fresh set of casks for a further 18 to 30 months.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Master Distiller Andy Watts
 Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky in a glass

A unique, smooth taste

Bain’s innovative double maturation ensures maximum extraction of flavours from the oak cask. The result is an exceptionally smooth whisky with a rich, warm amber colour, a combination of toffee, floral notes and vanilla aromas and a hint of spice and oaky undertones that deliver an extended mouthfeel.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Master Distiller Andy Watts
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Awards


Portraying the classic elegance of single grain whiskies, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky has become one of the most talked about whiskies in the world. 

Made in South Africa, loved around the world, our whisky has received accolades from some of the biggest names in whisky.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Leopard & Lime
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky being poured into a glass

The perfect serve

Neat, over ice or with a dash of water – there is no single way to enjoy our whisky so we recommend serving it just the way you like it. By adding a splash of water the whisky opens up to include wood, vanilla and spice aromas.

Leopard and Lime Cocktail
Paprika Cocktail

Mixing it up

With its versatility and easy mixability, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is the perfect mixed drinks partner. Spice things up with a touch of paprika for a South African Braai Punch Cocktail, Brew the Brew with a dash of white cacao and vanilla syrup, or try our signature Bain’s Leopard & Lime cocktail, our tribute to the Cape Mountain Leopard which roams the Bainskloof Pass. Get our cocktail recipes on our Facebook or Instagram channels.

Experience a tasting at the home of SA whisky

Join us for tasting tours at The James Sedgwick Distillery every Friday and Saturday at 10am and 2pm. Booking is essential. Our tours are intimate and we can only accommodate 20 guests at a time.

A one-of-a-kind whisky

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