A great whisky made from 16 malt whiskies aged from 8 to 21 years. Jim Murray describes Sheep Dip as "young and sprightly". Great retro packaging too. The only thing is, the picture of the sheep on the bottle doesn't actually look like a sheep, it actually looks like an angry spaniel with horns.
Nose: Fragrant with notes of the coast, tangy, malty, honey, toffee. Youthful.
Palate: Rich, warming, malty, young and spirity.
Finish: Punchy, tangy.
Surprising and enjoyable
color: amber nose: spice & fruit, a very gentle smokiness palate: fairly complex, some fruit, floral notes, spice and smoke finish. medium length, spice & fruit dominate on the finish
Overall, this is an interesting and somewhat complex dram. If you like highland malts, you will like this one.
14th September 2014
Perfume & floral, nice after shave maybe~tried it on a clean palate,just not anything to get all excited about.
30th August 2014
Buying another 6 bottles after trying it...Its smooth
25th August 2014
more than young and sprightly IMHO
this vatted malt is deep and complex. with freshness, fruit, vanilla, baking spices, a nice sherry blanket an a very faint whiff of peat smoke. Price performer and any occasion drinker. embodies the goal of a good blend: balanced and competently easy to drink.
8th August 2014
I won a bottle in a "nearest the pin" on a round of golf once. It was probably the smoothest whiskey i've ever had.
30th June 2014
sheep dip whiskey
Love it had it in the old monkey Manchester defo buying a bottle Brian from Haydock
26th May 2014
one of the smoothest whisky's I've ever tried. taking a bottle over to my friend, John's, this afternoon as a gift. I turned him onto this a year ago, and he fell in love with it, Scotsman that he is.
21st March 2014
blended and smooth. I shall order again
3rd February 2014
Sweet, fruity and pleasant.
Tasted scotch 30 years ago and hated it. Tried Sheep Dip and LOVE IT. Bought a bottle and when it's gone, i'll buy another.
10th December 2013
For a vatted malt you would expect a little more complexity, and the obvious over use of coloring is a turn off, but it is definitely tasty.
6th November 2013
I received a bottle of Sheep Dip as a birthday gift. Never one to turn a blind eye to an unknown, I gave it a try tonight.
Dang - not bad. Far smoother than I expected, decent flavor. A bit on the light side, my first thought was, "where's the body?"
Regardless, an easy sip. Something to consider for a generic house Scotch. Sent
2nd September 2013
The reviewer wrote --> Jim Murray describes Sheep Dip as "young and sprightly".
Obviously he's hung up on the fact that it's a malted scotch and not a sacret single malt, typical single malt snob.
Anyway, nothing could be farther from the truth, it does NOT taste "young" not in the least.
It's a great scotch better than most single malts twice the price, these reviewrs are bimbos (at best)
14th June 2013
A fresh, innovative vatted malt.
An absolutely classic example of why young vatted malts are things of beauty. Sheep Dip is quite unlike anything I've ever tasted before, it's surprising and exciting, a fresh, sprightly, grassy young-tasting whisky. I'd recommend it to anyone, from the whisky novice to the connoisseur.
6th April 2013