An excuse to drink whisky

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World Whisky Day on 16 May marks a day to appreciate ‘the dedication, craftsmanship and passion it takes to create a premium whisky’ So, why not celebrate it with a proudly South African award-winning whisky?

Three Ships was launched in 1977 as South Africa’s first whisky brand and the whiskies have come a long way since those early days. Over the years master distiller Andy Watts has established a unique style of whisky-making for each of the Three Ships Select, Premium Select 5 Year Old, Bourbon Cask Finish and 10 Year Old Single Malt crafted at The James Sedgwicks Distillery in Wellington.

Using only the finest raw ingredients and innovation through experience the whiskies each spend a minimum of three years maturing in carefully selected oak casks. The whiskies offer a diverse spectrum of flavours and choice for whisky enthusiasts ranging from soft and sweet to smoky and aromatic.

The world has applauded these whiskies with a World’s Best, double gold and gold at all the major international whisky competitions where all the best whiskies from around the world compete for these prestigious accolades. 

The Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish is the first South African whisky where both the malt and grain components are distilled and matured in SA. After an initial maturation of threeyears the final blend is matured for a further six months in bourbon casks. The result is a soft and warm whisky with delicate honeyed biscuits, vanilla and ripe fruit seamlessly blending into toasted Brazil nuts and mocha coffee with mild spice.

The range of Three Ships whiskies is available nation-wide from leading liquor outlets and theThree Ships Bourbon Cask Finish retails for about R180.