Sheep Dip 1990

Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Malt
Bottler: Spencerfield Spirit Co.
ABV: 40%
Score: 95 points

This is a rarity, a vatted malt with 19-year-old Dalmore, 21-year-old Fettercairn, and 25-year-old Ardbeg blended under the supervision of Richard Paterson and vatted in ex-bourbon barrels for 15 years! It has the color of a new copper penny, along with a slightly peaty and briny nose that’s balanced well with sweet notes of honey and molasses. The taste is complex and amazing, starting off with molasses and brown sugar notes and a subtle cinnamon/black pepper spice that fades to reveal a lovely smokiness that lingers through the finish. There’s no need to add any water to this classic!

Mark Gillespie

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