THREE SHIPS Whisky has unveiled its latest addition of 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish.
Oloroso meaning ‘scented’ in Spanish -boast heady bouquet of smoke and peat balanced by a nutty richness and is un-chill filtered, natural colour and presented at a strength of 51.8%.
Perfectly monitored by Master distiller Andy Watts, who gently laid 5 year old peated single malt to rest into Oloroso sherry casks in May 2014 at The James Sedgwick Distillery- Cape Town, 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, he finally selected two casks this year which he deemed to offer the optimal flavour composition in the result of Three Ships 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish.
The Three Ships 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish is the third release in the Master’s Collection series, hence only 1440 bottles will be made available on sale from September 19 (heritage month) 2018.
First 402 bottles purchased online retails for R749.95