Filed under: Spirits
Until the mid-80s, Scotland was still importing grain from South Africa for distillation in its whiskies, so some locals thought it was about time the country produce its own. Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky – produced in Wellington and named after the man who built the first road there – has actually been on the market for the past year, but has just returned triumphant from major drinks competitions in the UK, where it took a gold medal and best-in-class citation at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition and a silver at the 2010 International Spirits Competition. Not too shabby, bokkie. Not too shabby at all.