Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sheep Dip Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Sheep Dip’s Unusual 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

Sheep Dip despite its iconoclastic name is a genuinely great whisky.

Sheep Dip Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Note:

Colour: Rich, golden copper highlights.

Nose: 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.

Taste: 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.
However a subtle hint of Islay can be detected on the after taste as it slowly ebbs into a classic, pleasing finish.

Described in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2006 as “A big, sweet, chunky, gawky, grain-lashed but hugely enjoyable blend."

Gold award - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2004, 2005.
"This is seriously good stuff"  the Whisky Magazine

More Information about Sheep Dip and Pigs Nose Scotch Whiskies Click Here

Buy Sheep Dip at ww.whiskys.co.uk 

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