- Blended Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- The Original Oldbury
- Added on
- 06 Apr 2011 10:40 am
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Whisky Reviews for Sheep Dip Malt Whisky
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.14 points
- Farm whiskey meets it and fits well with the self-imposed image, sympathetic, down to earth, yet not immature or scratchy. The price is also OK, it will not be much better for 26 €.
robust and strong, but not metallic or scratchy, has something of farm - bread, cereals, warm straw ... later some orange marmalade
Again, grain, malt, old, dry wood, a bit nutty and earthy, raw, dirty
medium length, wood, pepper, some nougat
- Very fast finish, but for 30 € a nice malt.
Metallic youth, pleasant malt sweetness, fresh cereals, citrus fruits, a bit of sherry in the background
Malt, slightly musty notes, fresh cereals, nuts, minimal sherry, pepper
Malt and nuts stay for a moment. Then he is gone.
- Not a great dram, but good value for money and very straightforward.
Bit of a hit of new make off the bat. Floral notes. Grain sugar. A hint of sherry gunpowder/sulphur. Figs. Tzimmes (Jew food, google it, this smells a lot like it). Very mild salt. Some honey showed up after sitting a while.
Brine. Raw malted barley. Dry woody note. Straw. Sherry is a little more prominent. Stewed fruits. Wood spice.
Short Medium. More raw malt just after the swallow. Dry, bitter wood and stewed fruit. Cinnamon.
In the aroma of walnut honey, cream, sweet fruit and floral, malt, it has something of Ballantine Finest, but much richer and multiplied, reminds me of Glen Ord 12y.
Out of the smell, my saliva is completely merging.
Fine, velvety, bittersweet, vanilla-melon, with a slight warmth. It lags a little behind the scent.
- Sheep Dip is a blended malt, introduced in 1974 by Gloucestershire gentleman farmer MJ Dowdeswell, who also owned a pub in Oldbury-on-Severn. Legend has it that whisky was regularly referred to as `sheep dip` in the area, but the theory has also been put forward that farmers could outwit the tax authorities by claiming that invoices for `Sheep Dip` referred to essential agricultural supplies!
- Lots of sweet Speyside flavors, no peat or smoke. A good malt whisky for little money. Malty sherry notes, nothing complicated, easy to drink.