The year 2016 started with a BANG. I started my tasting year with a special South African Dram. It was the Three Ships PX Cask, the first in their Three Ships Masters Collection. This year, I am fortunate to start on an even bigger BANG. First up is another Three Ships Masters Collection release, the Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish. A 15 yo blend from the beautiful Wellington in the Western Cape. What makes it so very special is the aging in the Pinotage Casks.
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Many years ago, I was traveling through Ireland. It is a beautiful green country with great beer and of course, Jameson’s Irish whiskey. In Dublin, I visited the Jameson’s Distillery visitors centre. It was a remarkable experience. The Jameson’s visitors’ centre in Dublin showcased the art of whisky making and the passion that goes into creating a brand like Jameson’s. Fast-forward a couple of years to 2016. The James Sedgwick’s distillery in Wellington becomes the first (and only) commercial whisky distillery on the African continent to open a visitor center. After many years of asking, the Distell whisky powers approved the concept. What a wonderful way to experience this award-winning South African whiskies. Now you can see the whisky passion for yourself! So, in celebration of this special occasion, I try the Three Ships 5 yoPremium Select whisky.
Black – one of my favourite colours. Henry Ford famously said “A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black”. (The reason being, he was cutting productions costs by using a type of quick-drying paint that was only available in black at the time.) Coco Chanel said “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. Its beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Black is a colour that elicits strong emotions.