WHISKY LIVE FESTIVAL BRAND INTRODUCTION SERIES
INTRODUCING THE INCREDIBLE Three Ships range
In celebration of our 21-year legacy, Whisky Live is thrilled to invite you back to the Whisky Live Festival – an event that pays homage to the enchanting World of Whisky.
Over the next few weeks we are going to introduce to you our amazing range of product that you can expect to find and enjoy at Whisky Live, from 1 – 3 November 2023 at the Firs in Rosebank.
THREE SHIPS MASH TUN
In July 2021, Three Ships Whisky is launching a lower 24% ABV product called Three Ships Mash Tun.
The Mash Tun at any distillery works hard and for good reason! It’s the place where malt, water and heat meet. Its also the place that mirrors the dedication, hard work and innovation of the people at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington.
Mellowed in wood, enhanced with flavours of vanilla, toasted oak, maple, orange and cinnamon for an exceptionally smooth finish.
Best enjoyed neat on the rocks or mixed with your choice of soda or cola, ideally under South African skies.
THREE SHIPS WHISKY PREMIUM SELECT 5 YEAR OLD
The whisky is a blend of the finest whiskies, and the grain and malt components are distilled in both column and pot stills. Inspired by the iconic Islay malts, this smoky, yet fruity whisky is matured for a minimum of five years in hand-selected American oak casks before being blended and bottled. The warmer South African climate accelerates maturation, producing an exceptionally smooth whisky after just five years.
Colour: Layers of gold with a seductive sherry red tinge.
Nose: Robust and aromatic smoke which reminds one of Islay fills the nose and blends seamlessly with fruit, crisp oak and shortbread.
Palate: Ripe pears with a spiciness in the background and a powerful peatiness that fills the mouth.
Finish: Exceptionally clean and fresh, the full peaty character lingers with fruit, ending with warm spice.
THREE SHIPS WHISKY SELECT
The grain and malt components of the whisky were distilled in column (grain) and copper potstills and first matured separately in American Oak Casks before being blended.
Colour: Pale Gold.
Nose: Clean and inviting, the whisky opens up to light smoke and floral aromas.
Palate: Fruity and fragrant, a dash of smoke and elegant oak.
Finish: Incredibly well-balanced finish with subtle smoke and fruit.
THREE SHIPS BOURBON CASK
Three Ships Whisky is boldly matured under the South African sun, inspiring globally award-winning whisky. Proudly South African, the whisky is crafted by a dedicated team at The James Sedgwick Distillery, with passion, innovation, and tenacity.
This bourbon cask whisky is crafted from the finest South African grain and malt whiskies. Distilled in both copper pot and column stills, the whisky is matured in a combination of older and younger ex-Bourbon American oak casks for a minimum of three years. The warm South African climate accelerates maturation, resulting in an exceptionally smooth whisky.
THREE SHIPS WHISKY 12YO DOUBLE WOOD BLEND
Three Ships Whisky 12-Year-Old Double Wood Blend is the sixth limited edition released as part of the Master’s Collection.
Our Master Distiller, Andy Watts, matured the whisky in double wood, the malt component over a 12 years in American oak and seasoned Amontillado casks. The grain spent 12 years in a combination of younger and older American oak and seasoned Amontillado casks. Although a drier style, the use of seasoned Amontillado casks imparted a wonderful sweet nuttiness to this impressive double matured blend of grain and malt whisky.
Limited edition: Only 2 670 bottles released.
Colour: Reminiscent of a Highveld sunset as the sun dips behind the rolling grasslands.
Nose: An unravelling of toffee apple, nuts, lemon zest, marmalade, banana, dried fruit and coconut shavings.
Palate: Incredible combination of citrus, slight spice and cinnamon with salted peanuts
coats the mouth.
Finish: A long, lingering, softly spiced and delicately sweet finish
THREE SHIPS WHISKY 21YO MILLENNIUM
Crafting the first-ever 21-year-old Three Ships Whisky took insight, innovation and – above all – patience. While the earth travelled around the sun 21 times over 21 years, the precious liquid that would become Three Ships Millennium bided its time.
Now finally, the dark amber colouring and rich taste with a soft and spicy finish is ready to be revealed to the handful of whisky lovers fortunate enough to experience it. Crafted by Master Distiller Andy Watts, and matured by the South African sun over 21 years.
CRAFTING AND MATURATION
On the eve of the millennium, Master Distiller Andy Watts had the vision and foresight to begin the creation of what would become the first-ever 21-year-old Three Ships Whisky. The liquid rested in ex-bourbon American Oak casks for 10 years, 300-litre hogsheads for five; then Oloroso casks, before finally back to aged ex-bourbon oak.
Colour: Rich dark amber.
Nose: Nutmeg, roasted nuts, sherry sweetness, coffee, whole dried coriander, earthy with whiffs of sea breeze saltiness.
Palate: Warm with peppery, savoury aromas and lingering nutmeg and spice.
Finish: Salty with an impressive softness of spice and deilcate sweetness.
Limited edition: Only 1 202 bottles released.
Gear up for an immersive journey that weaves fascinating tales, unmatched tastings, and indelible moments into a tapestry of pure taste delight.
Our show has a limited number of tickets available this year, so we highly recommend that you don’t delay and get your tickets soonest.
Sláinte see you there!