Released in 2005, this premium whisky is a 100% South African blended whisky. This Three Ships Bourbon cask consists of malt and grain components that are distilled and matured in South Africa. After its first three-year maturation period, the whisky is placed in first-fill American Bourbon Casks for a further six months.
APPEARANCE: A rich gold. It is a lovely oily whisky that leaves long fingers on the glass.
NOSE: Sweet bourbon notes from the barrel are clear. There are notes of caramel and marshmallow mixed in between the cereal and barley. In the background, there are hints of fruitcake, dried fruit and Christmas pudding.
PALATE: Spice and warm sticky toffee pudding. There are notes of sweetness mixed with Christmas cake, toffee apple and vanilla.
FINISH: The finish is long and lingering with a sweet-spicy ending. Amazingly smooth and rich for such a young whisky.