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Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:51 pm
by LWTCS
Coyote wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Sheep Dip
So interesting.
The name clearly implies somebody is ruffling the feathers of status quo.
The color seems a bit more robust compared to so many other scotches? Maybe just the lighting? Dunno?

Would this be the bourbon drinkers scotch?

Please explain the taste/mouth feel/ complexity.

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:58 pm
by nerdybrewer
LWTCS wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Coyote wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Sheep Dip
So interesting.
The name clearly implies somebody is ruffling the feathers of status quo.
The color seems a bit more robust compared to so many other scotches? Maybe just the lighting? Dunno?

Would this be the bourbon drinkers scotch?

Please explain the taste/mouth feel/ complexity.
And how does it compare to actual sheep dip?
Inquiring minds want to know...

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:36 pm
by VLAGAVULVIN
60, 100, 200... oh my dog...

10-15 years ago I had a habit to buy a kilo of good tea(s) from China. It cost me USD 100 monthly. But in the mentioned epoch RUR/USD was about 30. Now it's 80.

For now in RU, it's hardly possible to buy the Scotch you really like even if you have money: nobody imports it in bulk.

Still I have some "averagely interesting" remains in my small collection... and sometimes, "the cheaper — the better" rule works for me. Talking of the Orkneys, I prefer Highland Park 10 to Highland Park 12yo. The last one so far seems to me somewhat crazy mix of Talisker and GM Lasanta. Non-compatible approaches.

So, if I look to "invest" in some interesting bo'le, I care more of technology and not price :)

LWTCS wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Coyote wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Sheep Dip
The name clearly implies somebody is ruffling the feathers of status quo.
The legend associates its name with the invention of a special solution for treating sheep wool before shearing to eliminate small insects. This remedy was based on arsenic, which had a strong odor. The "Sheep Dip" label was giving the green traffic light to the barrels which were used by smugglers to smuggle whisky because there were no inspectors willing to check the preparation for cleansing sheep of parasites.

So, the story of the name formation is more or less like Monkey Shoulders, isn't it?

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:07 am
by kiwi Bruce
"Sheep Dip" for sheep had a petroleum smell with a plastic like under tone...( Yes I have been in it, twice in fact, as a kid) I don't think anyone uses it any more, which is a good thing, it was nasty stuff. It's been replaced by an internal "oral dose"/"drench"
Sheep dip for people...Not my favorite scotch... I don't think it's well balanced, not overly smokey but lacking a malt balance. But that's just my take...I probably lost my taste buds when I fell into real sheep "sheep dip"

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:38 am
by VLAGAVULVIN
kiwi Bruce wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:07 am
not overly smokey but lacking a malt balance.
KB, how could you describe a good malt balance, an average one, a lack of it?

Nothing of trolling, the matter is my most lucky batch at the moment is 100% barley, but 0% malt. What's more, its stilling principles had nuthin to do with the Scotch classics at all. But imo, it walks towards the best balance I ever got on allgrains...