Drayman's Highveld Single Malt Whisky

Drayman's Highveld Single Malt Whisky from FMS Wine Marketing

By: FMS Wine Marketing  01-25-2016
Keywords: Single Malt Whisky

9-year old 225L French cask aged craft whisky. 43% Alc./Vol in 700ml/750ml. Produced at 1,600m altitude. Deep caramel colour. Upfront apricots on the nose, whiffs of vanilla. It follows though onto the pallet including marmalade, honey, dried figs and caramel. Long and persisitant finish of dried apricots. In the old days all provisions, including casks of local beer and imported Scottish whisky were transported by dray cart. Drayman’s is a craft brewery and craft distillery in the heart of Pretoria, on the Highveld of South Africa where no single malt whisky has ever been made. This province, famous for being the Cradle of Humankind now also boasts this tiny distilling pioneer who makes rich, single malt whisky, similar in style to those that made the Highlands and Islay regions of Scotland famous. Drayman’s Single Malt Whisky is made in the same way as its Scottish inspiration, albeit on a craft scale. South African whisky legislation is almost the same, which means Drayman’s whisky faces the same stringent quality controls as Scotch. Being on the Highveld, the unique maturation influence of terroir was anticipated with excitement. I have a small but devoted operation where care and passion are the essential ingredients and my aim is to make premium quality whisky says Moritz Kallmeyer. I do know that in consumer perception I can never in a 100 years hope to match the legendary counterparts from Speyside or Islay. However, I am both humbled and enthusiastic about the challenge of striving to achieve “Scotch” perfection in South Africa.

Keywords: Single Malt Whisky

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