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Three Ships 05-year-old

Overall rating
78.75/100
votes
26
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Premium Select
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
24 May 2011 2:08 pm

Average value

€ 11.65

6 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Three Ships 05-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.75 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Interesting to try this. good entry level dram.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Good blend of peaty scotch and Africa whisky. The dry leaves and peat flavor work quite okay. But not a fan of the leaves bitterness thou.
    • Nose
      Earth, spice, nutmeg, old wet oak, burnt wood ashes, roasted malt, some honey behind.
    • Taste
      Good amount of peat, nutmeg, lemon, some sugar, burnt oak, salt, licorice and leaf bitterness. Thick and heavy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Medium, with peat and leaf bitterness.

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It wasn’t fantastic whisky, but for a 5-year-old, cheap, mass produced whisky, it had a really good amount of flavour to it to it. I would mark it down a little because while the flavours I really like were in this, they felt a bit weak, but heck it cost me the same as a bottom shelf Scotch blend (we’re talking Johnnie Red territory here) and I got a good amount of enjoyment out it.
    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/24/three-ships-5-year-old/
    • Nose
      Bananas. Vanilla twinkies. Custard. Woodsmoke. Earth. Wine gums. Cinnamon, the flavoring not the spice. A certain herbal note that reminded me slightly of Rhum Agricole.
    • Taste
      Bitter spirit. Light, smoky earthy note. Candied cherries. Cinnamon pancakes.
    • Finish
      Short. Bitter wood. Woodspice.Light smoke. More banana, flavoring not fruit. A bit of vanilla.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The blend of peated Scotch Whisky and South African Whisky harmonizes pretty well.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fresh with apple aroma and a peaty background. Faint scent from the wood of a vine. Nice and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Smooth, sweet and peaty with a little oak at first mouthfeel. In a second wave there is salt and liquorice. Unfortunately there is nothing more to come. Somehow watery but overall it is pleasant.
    • Finish
      Short to medium long with a slight dryness.

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/james-sedgwick-distillery-1886-whisky-aus-suedafrika-24565/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: Slightly salty, earthy, wet foliage and mellow wood, vanilla, aromas
    of pear and light stone fruit.
    Taste: The start is very soft, round and thin. Earthy, some smoke, tender salty lemon, mirabelle plums and some white pepper.
    Finish: Medium length with quite a peppery finish. Otherwise, the same flavors as in the taste.
    Comment: Already better than the Bains!
    77 points (nose: 76 / taste: 78 / finish: 78)
    Price: about 35 euros

  6. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    http://www.threeshipswhisky.co.za/view.q?ftlView=three-ships-5-year-old

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