You’re going to be seeing a lot about the new Whisky Live CELEBRATION! Yes, think about a celebration and you’ll think about the West Indies cricket team last night (I assure you the party will go on for a long time!), and if you are a certain vintage, you’ll remember the classic Kool and The Gang song from around 1980. Imagine seeing them live on stage, with a whisky in your hand. We can only hope. But while we daydream, we dream about whisky!
Let’s kick off the news with something local – a new expression from the James Sedgwick Distillery. Here is the most recent press release.
“TASTE THREE SHIPS 10 YEAR OLD AT CAPE TOWN WHISKY CELEBRATION
Whisky enthusiasts are in for a treat at this years’ Whisky Live Celebration held from 14 to 16 April at The Lookout on the V&A Waterfront, where they will have the privilege of a sneak-preview tasting of the Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt to be launched later this year.
In addition consumers can taste the Three Ships 5 Year Old Premium Select, named World’s Best Blended Whisky at the 2012 World Whisky Awards, and the Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish, awarded double gold at the 2014 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Andy Watts, master distiller of the pioneering Three Ships range of whiskies, will share the extraordinary journey of these locally produced whiskies and how they have earned many firsts for the South African whisky industry – the first single malt, the first blend of South African and Scotch whiskies, a 100% locally blended whisky and the first South African whisky to take the title as the World’s Best Blended Whisky.
The whiskies are crafted at The James Sedgwick’s Distillery in the picturesque Boland town of Wellington. The distillery was established in 1886 and over the past two decades underwent several upgrades which transformed it into a state-of-the-art distillery, the only one in Africa.
Tickets cost R170 each at http://www.whiskylive.co.za or http://www.ticketpros.co.za, or R190 at the door. All ticket prices include a complimentary tasting glass, a 500ml bottle of Valpré Spring Water and 15 tasting vouchers.”
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