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THREE SHIPS FAVOURED INTERNATIONALLY
The Three Ships Select and Three Ships Premium Select 5-year old have raised their international reputation by earning gold and best in class awards at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) held in Surrey, United Kingdom.
This follows hot on the heels of the impressive medals garnered at the 2010 International Spirits Challenge held in London and announced last week, where the Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish received gold, the Three Ships Premium Select 5-year old silver and the Three Ships Select earned a bronze medal.
Andy Watts, master distiller of the Three Ships range, produced at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, says the international recognition for the brand in the space of two weeks is a remarkable achievement.
“The world is open to South African whiskies these days and by competing against the best in the world, it shows our ability to produce exceptional whisky.  With the style of a whisky becoming increasingly important as perceptions change and whisky lovers begin to value style rather than age alone, Three Ships is regularly seen on the world stage. “
The James Sedgwick Distillery was established in 1886 and has been making Three Ships for over two decades.
DATE                          9 August 2010
ISSUED BY                 De Kock Communications (DKC)
ON BEHALF OF         Three Ships 
ENQUIRIES                Andy Watts, master distiller, awatts@distell.co.za
                                    Liezl Dippenaar, brand manager 021 809 8159
                                    Linda Christensen, DKC (021) 873 2199
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