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Three Ships 10 Year Old

Decent South African Offering

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

10th Oct 2013


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
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Yes! My first South African single malt in the form of Three Ships 10 years old. This one is rated quite highly by all the critics so I was quite keen to have a go at it my self.

Quite an endearing nose this. Full and rounded and I like that it doesn't overpower. There's a definite bourbon influence with the dark chocolate and a light citrus drizzle which is accompanied by a hint of peat. All of this lying on a slab of sandalwood accompanied by green pears and freshly baked bread.

The medium bodied delivery is a touch delicate with a chocolate, honey and cinnamon mix. Chew it a bit longer and you'll be able to eke out the faintest of green pears. It's nice but it doesn't blow me away.

The long finish is oaky dry with a mild cinnamon rub.

Is this malt spectacular? No. Is it decent? Sure, why not?

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