29 September 2016
World First Pinotage Cask Whisky
The world’s first Pinotage Cask finished whisky will be released in October to coincide with World Pinotage Day,
Distiller Andy Watts says it’s “truly the pinnacle of my career.”
The Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish is a blend of 15 year old malt and grain whiskies distilled and matured separately at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Western Cape. Both the malt and grain whiskies spent the final years of their maturation in unrinsed Pinotage casks.
It is said to be “Light in style, prominent cherry, plum, tropical fruit and the typical Pinotage earthy notes reveal on the nose. The palate is clean with hints of the banana and pineapple ending with a lingering warm finish.”
Only 4,000 bottles have been made, with 500 being sold by online auction on 5 October with the rest being available to buy from 8 October (World Pinotage Day) from the distillery, duty free shops and selected retaillers.