Sheep Dip, despite its iconoclastic name, is a genuinely great whisky. The name came about because British farmers have long referred to whisky as Sheep Dip. There was a time when farmers distilled their own “home-made" whisky and in order to avoid paying taxes to the revenue man hid the whisky in barrels marked “Sheep Dip".
Farmers’ merchants continued this tradition by entering cases of whisky as “Sheep dip" on farmers’ bills and so “pulling the wool" over the farmers wives eyes.
Colour: Rich, golden copper highlights.
Aroma: Delicate and refined. Soft sensual floral notes arise in perfect harmony supported by an attractive array of complex fruit flavours. Melon, pear and orange with a hint of almonds conclude this profusion of charming nuances.
Palate: Finesse and elegance gives way to a majestic assertion of pure malty flavours drawn from the four distilling regions of Scotland. Each area forges and makes its own inimitable contribution to this outstanding pure malt – the main accent being expressed from the Highlands and Speyside Valleys.