Ok look – a bit of a disclaimer here. I like Three Ships. A lot. And I got a lift from Joburg Airport to Sandton with Hayley & Linda, assistant brand manager & PR queen respectively. Cool chicks. And passionate about what they do and the brands they represent. So now that’s out the way, some more good news about the lovely whisky that comes from South Africa.
Here is the press release.
THREE SHIPS WHISKY IS IN TOP SEVEN IN THE WORLD AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
The two proudly South African premium whiskies, Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish and Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old, are among only seven whiskies from around the world to receive a double gold award at the 2013 New York International Spirits Competition.
The competition, now currently in its 4th year, sees spirits from 37 countries competing against each other and with only 48% of entries receiving awards, the competition is fierce. The impressive judging panel of trade judges includes buyers, retail storeowners, restaurant and bar proprietors, distributors and importers – the very individuals who have a direct impact on sales.
The Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old is an artful blend of grain and malt whiskies, aged for a minimum of five years in oak casks. The whisky is robust, aromatic and unpretentious with a full peaty character, ending in a lingering, warm finish. The Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish is initially matured for three years, after which the final blend spends a further six months in oak casks originally used for bourbon. This results in the slight honeyed sweetness on the nose. The vanilla notes on the palate are complemented by subtle hints of pepper and spice, ending with a lingering finish and a hint of flavour from the bourbon casks.
The Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old and the Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish are both available from leading liquor outlets and retail for about R120 and R149 respectively.
DATE NOVEMBER 28th, 2013
ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS)
ON BEHALF OF THREE SHIPS WHISKY
ENQUIRIES MARCEL SWAIN, SA BRAND MANAGER FOR THREE SHIPS WHISKY (021) 809 7000
LINDA CHRISTENSEN, DKC (021) 873 2199