Thanks to /u/slackerdude for the sample.
I am a firm believer in supporting young distilleries in regions that aren’t as well known for whisky. Imagine if we hadn’t; we’d have no interesting Japanese whisky, or Indian whisky, or even Australian whisky.
Yes, I know, sometimes it doesn’t turn out ‘okay’. Sometimes it tastes poorly. However I still believe eventually something will rise out of lesser known regions.
Today’s is South Africa, with Three Ships 5 Premium Select. The James Sedgewick distillery, which makes this blended whisky. It’s a mixture of malt and grain whiskies, and won the 2012 best blended whisky in one of those contests that are rigged to heck and have no formal backing. You know the ones?
Also Jim Murray gave it a 93/100. While that seems pretty low for Jim, let’s not hold it against the whisky.
They use American oak in these, and while…
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