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Three Ships – 8 Year Oloroso Cask (51.8%) ~MC


Three Ships – 8 Year Oloroso Cask


In a display of double wood mastery, Three Ships Whisky has launched its latest limited edition: the Three Ships 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish. The whisky is a heady bouquet of smoke and peat balanced by a nutty richness.

Master distiller Andy Watts gently laid 5 year old peated single malt to rest into Oloroso sherry casks in May 2014 at The James Sedgwick Distillery. Andy visited the spirit at regular time intervals at his secret cellar devoted exclusively to limited release whiskies. Witnessing the unravelling of extraction from the wood over three years, Andy finally selected two casks this year which he deemed to offer the optimal flavour composition.

“Although this is the youngest of our single malts released to date in the Master’s Collection, I think this expression mirrors our dedication in creating interesting styles and finishes.  I also wanted to create a single malt that best compliments our warm climate which accelerates maturation and softens our whiskies at a much younger age.”

The whisky is un-chillfiltered, natural colour and presented at a strength of 51.8%.

The Three Ships 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish is a treasure to enjoy or to keep and is the third release in the Master’s Collection series.

Three Ships – 8 Year Oloroso Cask

Region: South Africa

Oloroso meaning ‘scented’ in Spanish lives up to its name in releasing a multitude of flavours to the malt.

Colour is deep, toasted amber and on the nose reveals layers of dried fruit, nuts, rich chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, cinnamon and gentle smoke. Dark chocolate coats the mouth and blends seamlessly with upfront orange, figs, raisins, red berries and crunchy nuts. The finish is smooth, lingering with dark chocolate, cigar box and spice in the background.

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