This is the first South African single grain whisky, produced in Wellington at the James Sedgwick distillery, and it's made an impressive debut, In the UK, it was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010 and a Silver at the International Spirits Competition before being crowned with the title of "World's Best Grain Whisky" at the World Whisky Awards. Not bad at all!
Other reviews... South Africa may be home to an increasingly impressive wine industry — and a noted brandy producer — but the country is also home to two whisky distilleries. Drayman’s in Pretoria is run by brewer Moritz Kallmeyer, while the James Sedgwick distillery in Wellington is home to Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Grain. Bain’s was created by distiller Andy Watts as a way to attract the new, female drinker. Sweet and succulent, this is like an alcohol ice cream sundae — fudge chunks, toffee, and butterscotch syrup, not to mention the ice cream, You pile on the pounds just smelling it. A lush beauty. 85 points
- www.maltadvocate.com, (Winter 2010) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
... A lively, attractively structured whisky with more attitude than you might expect. 85.5 points
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2014