Sheep Dip Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
The Original Oldbury
Added on
06 Apr 2011 10:40 am

Average value

€ 30,92

5 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

118 × in collection

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

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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 €.
    • Nose
      robust and strong, but not metallic or scratchy, has something of farm - bread, cereals, warm straw ... later some orange marmalade
    • Taste
      Again, grain, malt, old, dry wood, a bit nutty and earthy, raw, dirty
    • Finish
      medium length, wood, pepper, some nougat

  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Very fast finish, but for 30 € a nice malt.
    • Nose
      Metallic youth, pleasant malt sweetness, fresh cereals, citrus fruits, a bit of sherry in the background
    • Taste
      Malt, slightly musty notes, fresh cereals, nuts, minimal sherry, pepper
    • Finish
      Malt and nuts stay for a moment. Then he is gone.

  4. Shane_IL scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Not a great dram, but good value for money and very straightforward. 
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      Brine. Raw malted barley. Dry woody note. Straw. Sherry is a little more prominent. Stewed fruits. Wood spice. 
    • Finish
      Short Medium. More raw malt just after the swallow. Dry, bitter wood and stewed fruit. Cinnamon. 

  5. GibbonGorilla scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Fine, velvety, bittersweet, vanilla-melon, with a slight warmth. It lags a little behind the scent.

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    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!

  8. Feusi scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Lots of sweet Speyside flavors, no peat or smoke. A good malt whisky for little money. Malty sherry notes, nothing complicated, easy to drink.


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