Whisky. It’s a drink that can be enjoyed no matter the season, time of day or company. Extend the enjoyment from neat to a cocktail and add a different taste sensation to the moment.
Three Ships Whisky 5-Year-Old Premium Select, crafted at The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, is a brilliant base for making easy, uncomplicated yet delicious cocktails.
The whisky is a blend of grain and malt distilled in both column and pot stills. Inspired by the iconic Islay malts, this smoky, yet fruity whisky is matured for a minimum of five years in hand-selected American oak casks before being blended and bottled.
It’s robust with aromatic smoke, crisp oak and shortbread on the nose. Ripe pears with a spiciness in the background and a powerful peatiness fills the mouth and leads to an exceptionally smooth and lingering peaty finish.
The whisky’s lovely fruitiness with spice compliments a variety of soft drinks but the perfect match is ginger beer. The slight sweetness of the mixer mellows the peaty-character of the whisky, delivering a beautiful combination of sweet, spice and smoke!
Here’s how to make it in a few simple, quick and easy steps:
25ml Three Ships Whisky 5-Year-Old Premium Select
200ml Ginger Beer
3 drops of Bitters
Simply pour the ingredients together, add large blocks of ice and a mint sprig and enjoy!