Drayman’s Brewery Highveld South African 5 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Drayman’s South African Highveld 5 Yeat Old Single Malt Whisky is the first single malt
whisky from the African continent to be sold in the US. This whisky is distilled from 100%
pale barley malt, all of which is grown in the Swartland area of South Africa. The malt is
fermented for an unusually long period of seven days with their own proprietary house
yeast slurry. Fermentation is enhanced with a lactic final phase in order to enhance the
smoothness of the distillate. This whisky is twice distilled, and enters the cask at 65% abv.
Drayman’s uses exceptionally deep cuts: using only 8-10% of the spirit. Comparatively,
Macallan has some of the deepest cuts in the world and uses 16% of their spirit. The spirit
rests for a minumum of five years in medium-toasted Bordeaux casks, which previously
held South African wines (both red and white).
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
TYPE OF SPIRIT: Single Malt Whisky
MASH BILL: 100% unpeated pale barley malt, grown in the Swartland area of the Cape Province of South Africa
Spirit Type: South African Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky