Sheep Dip is a small batch, handcrafted, premium blended malt Scotch whisky created by Richard Paterson, Scotland’s only 3rd generation master blender.
Inspired by the illicit distilling practiced by farmers of old, Sheep Dip marries together 16 single malt whiskies in an enigmatically refined blended malt that packs plenty of punch.
Sheep Dip, despite its iconoclastic name, is a genuinely great whisky; the name came about because British farmers have long referred to whisky as Sheep Dip. There was a time when farmers distilled their own “home-made” whisky and in order to avoid paying taxes to the revenue man, hid the whisky in barrels marked “Sheep Dip”. Farmers’ merchants continued this tradition by entering cases of whisky as “Sheep Dip” on farmers’ bills and so “pulling the wool” over the farmers wives eyes.