Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML
Distiller: Spencerfield Spirit Co. Ltd.
I’m really not into blends. Take my review of Johnnie Walker Red, for example. I truly believe that often, you’re paying for the label not the whiskey. Which is why when my wife pointed out Sheep Dip on the store shelf, I dismissed it as yet another sub-par, blended Scotch. Well, I gave in anyway and bought a bottle – the price wasn’t too steep and she seemed to like the package. What came next was very surprising…
Wow, what a unique nose! The first thing that comes to mind is heavy sourdough bread (and I mean heavy!). There’s a touch of malt, along with sea salt, honey, and a little bit of sweetness to round it off.
Once in your mouth, you’ll quickly realize that this is not your average blended Scotch (it is a blended malt, after all). Sheep Dip is heavy, yet slightly refreshing. It has the complexity of a Speyside with the maritime qualities of an Islay. Truly unique.
The finish is lengthy and malty – very nice! There’s even a hint of smoke at the end.
Rating & Recommendations
I was really surprised by the quality of Sheep Dip which is why it earns solid rating of 85 out of 100.
This is far and away the best blended malt I have ever tasted, and I would recommend that you try it if you haven’t already.