Distells Three Ships 10 Year Old whisky

Distell's Three Ships 10 Year Old whisky

Distell's Three Ships 10 Year Old whisky

Category - Whisky, South African single malt, 44.6% abv

Available - From this month

Location - South Africa

Price - RSP ZAR524.95 (US$39)

Distell has announced the release of a ten-year-old South African whisky, which carries a 2005 vintage statement. The company's first single malt release was in 2003 and the collector's tin series followed over a three-year period in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  This is the company's first 'vintage' release. 

"When we launched South Africa's first single malt in 2003 we didn't have a single malt style policy in place and since then we have actively planned towards this moment where we are now in the position to launch a vintage statement single malt, each year and one with a defined style and vision," said Three Ships master distiller Andy Watts. "I use the Cape winter months for fermentation to allow the yeast to follow its natural fermentation curve with as little temperature control interference as possible. We distilled the spirit in 2005 in copper pot stills before it was laid to rest for ten years in a selection of older American oak to compliment the delicate flavours of the spirit."

The single malt is produced at The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington.

Last month, Distell launched Tobermory 18-year-old Bourbon cask and Tobermory 20-year-old Sherry cask.

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