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Sheep Dip

The first incarnation of Sheep Dip whisky was Original Oldbury Sheep Dip, an 8-year-old blend of 16 single malts. The quaint and intriguing name was allegedly (I’ll repeat that, allegedly) chosen to ensure that West Country farmers could put invoices for cases of it through their books without accountants noticing.

The origins of Sheep Dip do belong to the West Country of England, in Oldbury-on-Severn. The whisky was first bottled by a gentleman farmer and publican as his in-house whisky around 1974. However, it wasn’t long before but it quickly found its way back over the border into Scottish ownership, and the form of Sheep Dip that really made the brand’s name was blended and bottled by George Morton Ltd in Montrose. The Invergordon Distillers Group had ownership of Sheep Dip next for a time, before it became part of Whyte & Mackay in 1993.

When Whyte & Mackay chief operating office Alex Nicol decided to leave and establish the Fife-based Spencerfield Spirits Company in 2005, he managed to persuade his former employers to let him take Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose with him. However, Richard Paterson(master blender at Whyte and Mackay) still retained his right to oversee the blending of the brand. Spencerfield itself was eventually taken over by Ian Macleod Distillers in late 2016, who currently own the Sheep Dip brand.

Sheep Dip still adheres to the same recipe today that was always used to make it (including the 16 single malts), although it no longer carries an age statement. Alongside the core edition, experimental bottlings have also been released, such as Sheep Dip Islay Blended Malt.

Sheep Dip

70cl, 40%

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…  More info

Sheep Dip
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$32.27
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Sheep Dip 8 Year Old (1L) - 1980s

100cl, 43%

This 8 Year Old edition of Sheep Dip blended malt whisky from M. J. Dowdeswell & Co was bottled in the 1980s at a substantial 1 litres! The bottle features a rather lovely and rustic picture of sheep…  More info

Sheep Dip 8 Year Old (1L) - 1980s
$209.15

Sheep Dip Islay Blended Malt

70cl, 40%

A variation of the wonderful Sheep Dip Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, made with malt whiskies from the island of Islay. Plenty of classic Islay character runs through its core, and it's still adorned…  More info

Sheep Dip Islay Blended Malt
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$32.27
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Sheep Dip Amoroso Oloroso 1999

70cl, 41.8%

Sheep Dip's delicious Oloroso Sherry Cask was specially created by Richard Paterson who aged it in bourbon hogsheads before having the whisky shipped to Spain to mature in Oloroso sherry casks for…  More info

Sheep Dip Amoroso Oloroso 1999
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Sheep Dip 8 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 40%

An old 8 year old bottling of Sheep Dip blended malt whisky from M. J. Dowdeswell & Co. Legend has it that Sheep Dip's name allowed farmers to list their purchases under agricultural supplies when…  More info

Sheep Dip 8 Year Old (Old Bottling)

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