15 Years Old, Single Grain

ABV 52.8%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: Bain's
Expression: 15 Years Old, Single Grain
Type: South Africa Whisky / Grain
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 52.8%
Country/Region: South Africa
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A great mix of sweetness and citrus up front. Lemon drizzle cake with icing sugar. Baked apples and cinnamon, then baking spices, nutmeg, vanilla and allspice.
Palate: Wonderfully soft and gentle. Coats the mouth with vanilla and spices, like a warm apricot and almond croissant. Hints too of poached pear and banana bread.
Finish: Candied orange peel dipped in chocolate. A little floral just at the end.
Comment: A very mellow, lovely drop, could be a new go-to whisky for pre-dinner.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Full bouquet of lilies, gorse flowers and aloe vera with hints of mango sorbet and barbequed lime slices. Irn Bru bars, maraschino cherries as well.
Palate: Spicy sweet goodness followed by a herbal chalky texture with spearmint and freshly ground coffee. Toasted marshmallows, orange marmalade on hot porridge and ripe banana skin create warmth and bitterness.
Finish: A bitter spice carries through the palate but falls short on finish otherwise.
Comment: A grain that would give a rye whisky a run for its money.
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