Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Three Ships, South African Whisky, has announced the launch of its first ever single cask expression.

Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Cask PX Finish (46.2% ABV) was initially matured for eight years and ten months in American oak barrels, then a small quantity was selected to mature for an additional 14 months in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Cask PX Finish

This latest release from the multi award winning South African whisky brand, forms part of the Three Ships Masters Collection, which will see a new limited edition being launched every year.

Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Cask PX finish, is said to be a complex whisky that delivers delicate sweet notes of prunes, dates, figs and fruitcake that have been influenced by the sherry cask, combined effortlessly with the elegant smokiness of the malt.

Commenting on the new release, Andy Watts, Master Distiller at The James Sedgwick Distillery, said: “Local whisky lovers have long been asking me to produce something extra special and while cask finishes have been produced for many years around the globe, it was time for Three Ships to make history for the South African whisky industry. Although the challenges presented by different cask finishes have occupied us for a number of years, we didn’t want to release a new whisky just to satisfy the demand. The product had to be right in every aspect and I believe what we have here was certainly worth the wait.”

Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Cask PX Finish, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers in South Africa for R850.00 - £42.00.

Posted by Steve Rush