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Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish

Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish

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The second Three Ships release in the annual Master's Collection is a 15yo blend that was finished/part-matured in Pinotage casks. For the non-wine drinker (like us), Pinotage is a uniquely South African wine cultivar; which then makes perfect sense as to why Andy Watts, whisky-maker extraordinaire of Three Ships (and Bain's), would use such casks. Only 4,000 bottles were produced, with 3,500 available for sale (the remaining 500 were allocated to marketing activities, should you be wondering).

The grain and malt components of the whisky were first matured separately in American oak, ex-bourbon casks before being finish for different periods (~5 years for the malt and ~2 years for the grain), in European oak casks that previously held Pinotage. The blend has a healthy malt ratio of ~35%, is non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 46.2%.


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