Three Ships 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
24 mar 2011 2:02 pm

Average value

€ 65.55

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Whisky reviews for Three Ships 10-year-old

15 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.82 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    He is probably not that young, could be good from Ireland. Sweetsy whisky whisky. 83 points
    • Nose
      Fruits and vitamin C sweets. After a little life significantly richer. Warms ditto.
    • Taste
      Rather watery, then time-delayed a quite adequate start, again fruits and vitamin C sweets, clear acidity, slightly sugary, hardly bitterness behind.
    • Finish
      The finish is not quite short again, on the tongue remains only a slight harshness, but it warms up significantly.

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  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Three Ships 10 yo 43%, South African whisky.

    30ml sample at home, Dec 2021.

    Whisky isn’t whisky in SA unless it’s bottled at at least 43%, which is a law I can get on board with.

    A dark golden orange or a light amber.

    Aroma is gummy sweets, a little peachy, faint orange liqueur. A good, sniffable if slightly muted nose. Touch of eggnog.

    Taste is easy as you like, quite watery. Wow that spirit is clean up-front and at the abv it drinks like water. Faint floral notes, a little astringent citrus, but something is just a touch acrid towards the finish.

    Not far away from being a solid enough whisky but the spirit is almost neutral and the finish is oddly acrid. Very drinkable and perfectly okay. 3.2/75.5

  4. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. AgentMunky scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
      Smells like a blended scotch. Basic, boring, sweetish, pleasing.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Whoah, tastes great! Bursting with dry bitterness, hint of smoke, light fruits.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Light bodied and lingering.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite a mole, fairly dense and saturated for a 10-year-old, a very worthy aroma, not without grudges, but generally pleasant and relatively deep; the taste / finish is simpler, but also arouses interest - it's quite such a challenger for the title of "whisky for every day" in your bar, if you find it at an attractive price.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, begins herbal notes, dry and fresh field grasses in the style of Inchgover, the darkness comes first processed oak, oily hues - fat, used frying oil, fried potatoes; dried fruits, old wooden furniture, pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Woody-oily, sour-sweet with peppercorn, lemon peel, lollipops, tart oak, then the same herbs with which the fragrance began, well.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet-oak, warming, notes of fruit candied fruits, grapefruit crust, burnt crackers, candied ginger, medicinal herbs.

  10. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A really tasty drop. Blindly, I thought he was an armor.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, red fruits, roasted hazelnut, burned straw, peach, slightly malty
    • Taste
      Oak, smoke, red fruits, burnt straw, sour apple, leather, slightly bitter, malty
    • Finish
      Medium to long, first smoky and slightly bitter then sweet

  11. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This was a really nice dram. It wasn't over the top in terms of complexity, but was very approachable and not harsh at all. The aging also made the peat influence quite mellow and subtle which worked well with the profile. Would very much like to see what this would be like straight from the cask.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    • Nose
      Dry grass. Salty toffee. Citrus peel. Light peat.
    • Taste
      Fruit leather. Salt. Orange peel. Grassy peat.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter fruit. Woody vanilla. Wood smoke. Pencil shavings.

  12. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. Conmai scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    N: Single malt calibre blend with good amounts of oak showing and flavourful nutty maltiness too.
    T: The palate is true to the nose with an impressive solid delivery. Super balance between bitter/sweet & oak/spirit but its the oak complexity which is most evident, especially here on the tongue. So grainy is the development its as though one is licking the insides of the dry, rough oak barrels.
    F: Good medium finish, true to form.
    C: Active, high calibre presentation, clean with grit and determination. Certainly improved after opening. I liked this the first time i tried it and now i like it even more. Simple stuff made and matured well.

    Scores a B-

    Revisit 2015

    N: Clean and rounded, light wood fungal and a yes, some E150a to my taste.

    T: Toasted, woody, smoked liqueur, equally sweet and a little waxy. Really tasty cask character. A little ‘blended’ by nature.

    F: Lightning quick finish but not before rich mocha enters and leads onto lush boozy chocolate - with water that is.

    C: Good all-rounder with nice character/age. Happy drinking.

    Scores a C+

    Further reading: ralfy

  15. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    James Sedgewick Three Ships (Blend)Tasted 2014-03-29 @ Whisky and More Bremen, Germany.
    good, sweet but still full-bodied and vanilla-finish

  16. magic_slim scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant and easy drinking whisky.  The best one from this distillery that I have tasted so far.
    • Nose
      Mellow, aromatic, fruity and fresh at first nosing. On the fruity side there are apples, citrus aromas and "Juicy Fruit" chewing gum. In addition there is vanilla and caramel, rooibos tea, malt and a whiff of violets. Nice and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Smooth, sweet and mostly pleasant. Slightly malty with oranges, chewing gum and caramel. Ginger Ale. In my opinion a little bit indefinite, watery and bland. 
    • Finish
      Medium long with some pepper and oak coming up. Slightly sour reminding of apple wine, becoming dryer, but not bitter at all.

  17. Willie JJ scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Not brilliant, but serious whisky nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Tangerines, pear drops, refreshers and pot ale.
    • Taste
      Orange, malt concentrate and burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      Slightly harsh and bitter. Peppery.

  18. checkpointuk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur
    Color: pale gold
    Nose: Voluminoeser and rounder than the two before. A little lemon with "incorporated" gum notes, caramel and vanilla.
    Taste: Good! Fruity orange gum, sweet, pleasantly spicy and salty.
    Finish: a bit longer than its predecessor. Increasingly peppery, towards the end are added light wood flavors.
    Remark: By far the best of this tasting!
    82 points (nose: 82 / taste: 82 / finish: 82)
    Price: about 65 euros


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