Three Ships 12 Year Old: Single Malt Whisky from South Africa
First edition of the's Private Collection released
The James Sedgwick distillery in South Africa, produces the Three Ships Whisky in addition to their Bain's Cape Mountain. There have been several Three Ships releases in South Africa, now they have launched the Three Ships 12 Years Single Malt Whisky on the European market., the only commercial
Master Distiller Andy Watts is responsible for the in the James Sedwick Distillery. The British native and former cricketer came to South Africa in the 1980s. He began his career in the spirits industry at Farmer's Winery (now Distell) in Stellenbosch. In 1999 the company moved to Wellington. Watts learned all about whisky in Scotland and is now regarded as the leading light on the South African whisky scene.
The whisky for the current batch of the Three Ships 12 Years was distilled in 2007 and aged for 12 years in Wellington in a "combination of older and younger small ," according to the actual press release. Given the South African climate, there is a lot of interaction between the spirit and the wood, resulting in accelerated . The Three Ships 12 Year Old is the first release of the Master Distiller's Private Collection. It was at 46.3% without chill filtration and in natural .
Tasting notes for the Three Ships 12 Year Old
Colour: deep gold
Nose: shortbread, dried fruit, leather, cherries, mocha
Palate:, pepper, dried peaches, citrus, pine forest.
finish with delicate liquorice.: A warm and creamy
Images: James Sedgwick Distillery