Sheep Dip’s delicious Oloroso Sherry Cask was specially created by Richard Paterson who aged it in bourbon hogsheads before having the whisky shipped to Spain to mature in Oloroso sherry casks for nine years. It hasn’t spent all of its maturation in Scotland and thus, under SWA rules, can’t technically be called a Scotch whisky. It is, however, very rich and full of flavour.
Nose: Caramel, vanilla, hot caramel popcorn covered in butter, some maraschino cherry, light brown sugar and toffee brittle.
Palate: Crème anglais, vanilla pods in caster sugar, mild, rounded sherry spice and more toffee. In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a sweet whisky.
Finish: More sweetness, but the finish is a touch peppery with some cinnamon.
Overall: Very sweet, very drinkable. One for after dinner, or perhaps with a medium-bodied cigar.
Size : 20cl Alc: 41.8%vol
NB: Licensing restrictions prevent shipment to areas outside the United Kingdom