Three Ships 8yo Oloroso Cask Finish is the 2018 and third release in the Master's Collection. The peated single malt was finished for 3 years in ex-Oloroso sherry casks. Only 1,440 bottles were produced, Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at a high strength of 51.8%.
Rich and sweet. Notes of oak and fruit come through first. Red fruits, berries and plums, followed by bits of dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mellow peat with faint smoky oak balanced by hints of fruit and dark chocolate. The addition of a few drops of water softens the alcohol heat. The water brings forward a pepper spice heat next to the peat and adds a hazelnut note.
A strong point. It builds beautifully to a deep lingering, chest filling crescendo. Peaty pepper with hints of dark chocolate