Interesting fact… Sheep Dip whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Sheep Dip whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Fragrant with notes of the coast, tangy, malty, honey, toffee. Youthful.
Palate: Rich, warming, malty, young and spirity.
Finish: Punchy, tangy.
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
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
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
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
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
great taste, very smooth, will definatly buy again
29th December 2012
This is not a five-star whisky, but in terms of value-for-money it is certainly one of the best ones out there. Wonderfully integrated flavours of honey, toffee and chocolate shavings, with hints of good quality sherry and subtle whispers of smoke and peat. Beautifully rounded and pleasant. Bit of heat in it, that's true, but it's certainly not off-putting. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a bottle of Old Hebridean.
5th November 2012
Tasted this at the Spirit of Christmas fair in London, really lovely, and I think the label does look reasonably sheep-like :) However, would someone be kind enough to explain what the heck 'gristy' means. Have just asked a food taster, they couldn't explain...its on practically every whisky review on this website, but the internet is devoid of a definition. thanks!!
1st November 2012
Forgot to rate it.....
23rd October 2011
Just tried at the 'Durham Food Festival' , one of the best whiskies I've tasted. Wish I had time to try others but was bit busy doing cookIng demos!!!!
Sheep dip is smooth plenty of flavor but not too much to overpower each other. Only not giving ten as i have not tasted all others to compare. More of an island taste than Speyside but definitely on its own
20th November 2010