Three Ships Whisky commemorates his epic voyage with the release of a limited edition collector’s tin, the last in a series of three containing the brand’s superior 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky, and depicting the three ships that formed van Riebeeck’s little fleet.
“We know South African connoisseurs appreciate a good single malt, but we didn’t know how well they would react to one produced locally,” says brand custodian Marcel Swain. “Clearly there is a demand for first-class, affordable whisky, and what better way than to offer this exceptional single malt as part of a limited collector’s edition.”
The 10-year-old is the creation of master distiller, Andy Watts, who is based at The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Western Cape. Watts says, “With its natural warm copper colour, this full-bodied whisky has a hint of peat but without associated smoke. The estery notes add a slightly sweet fragrance hinting of dried fruit and fudge. It has a long, warm finish with a good balance between the wood and the whisky.”
The Three Ships Whisky is available from selected bottle stores countrywide and retails at about R220 per bottle.