Whisky Review #14 – Three Ships 10 Years Old Whisky

South African whiskies are hard to come by in Singapore so we are delighted to get our hands on the expression. Three Ships is a fine young whisky is aged in old American oak casks after being produced from the barley in the region. Due to the year-round warm temperature, the whisky displays elegant characteristics that are associated with older whiskies as the temperature accelerates the interaction between the cask and the spirit. Master Distiller Andy Watts is also credited to have led the brand to numerous international awards.

Awards:

World Whiskies Awards 2013
Best African Single Malt

World Whiskies Awards 2015
Best African Single Malt

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Light Copper
ABV: 43%

Nose: Fresh and spirited – citrus notes, peaches and pear with honey come through strongly. Aroma of freshly baked custard sponge cake comes after. (16 points)

Palate: Fruity notes are persistent with the first taste, with grapefruits coming on strongly before notes of pepper and cloves shove through. However, the sweetness wins over with notes of honey and toffee as we swallow (17 points)

Body: A spirited and yet well-balanced whisky, the sweetness of of both aroma and taste are consistent. A really fine young whisky.  (35 points)

Finish: The finish is medium long with a pleasant light ashy touch and ginger candied notes. (14 points)

Total Grade: 82 points

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