Sheep Dip Scotch Islay Blended Whisky
Sheep Dip Whisky harks back to an era when farmers distilled their ‘homeade’ whisky and hid it in barrels marked ‘sheep dip’ to avoid paying tax to the revenue man. Farmers’ merchants continued the rule bending tradition by entering cases of whisky as ‘sheep dip’ on the farmers’ bills, continuing to pull the wool over the eyes of the tax man.
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You will notice the distinctive presence of iodine, seaweed and salt which comes from its long maturation in oak barrels next to the Atlantic ocean.
Its typical smoky character is derived from drying the barley over a traditional peat, prior to distilling.
Slightly leathery, fudge and vanilla. Warming finish with a puff of smoke.