BAINS 18YR FINO CASK FINISH 1LT: A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN SUN AND SPANISH BERRY
Bains 18yr Fino Cask A South African Sun-Kissed Base:
Bain’s begins its journey with 100% South African grain, basking under the warm African sun. This unique terroir imbues the whisky with a distinctive cereal sweetness and a touch of honeyed warmth. The initial three years are spent in first-fill bourbon casks, allowing the spirit to gently extract the oak’s vanilla and spice notes. A further two years in fresh ex-bourbon casks refines the character, adding hints of toasted coconut and butterscotch.
A Decade of American Oak Maturation:
For the next ten years, Bain’s slumbers in the cool embrace of American oak casks. This extended maturation period allows the whisky to develop a rich complexity, with notes of dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and hints of dried fruit emerging. The American oak also imparts a subtle tannic grip, adding structure and balance to the evolving spirit.
The Finishing Touch: Fino Sherry Casks:
The final three years are where the magic truly happens. Bain’s is transferred to individual Fino sherry casks, previously used to age the bone-dry, nutty sherry from Spain. This infusion of Fino magic works its wonders, gracing the whisky with a tapestry of flavors:
A Whisky of Distinction:
Bain’s 18 Year Old Fino Cask Finish is a whisky for the discerning palate. It’s a testament to the dedication of Bain’s master distillers and their unwavering pursuit of excellence. Each sip is a journey through sun-drenched South African vineyards, American oak-aged depths, and the final, exquisite touch of Spanish sherry.
Whether you’re a seasoned whisky connoisseur or a curious newcomer, Bain’s 18 Year Old Fino Cask Finish is an experience waiting to be savored. So, pour yourself a dram, raise a glass to the sun-kissed Cape, and let the journey begin.