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Sheep Dip Old Hebridean 1990

This one was a little tricky to find, but managed to track down a sample thanks to Mark Gillespie of WhiskyCast.  The nose starts with peat smoke (the Ardbeg influence is clear) along with some fruity notes.  The taste has more sweet smoke and spice, along with vanilla and fruits.  Lots of complexity and some sherry influence that works well with the smoke.    I always like sherry and smoke.    The peat comes back in the finish along with some oak.  Well balanced and with water gets sweeter and releases a little chocolate note.   As I said hard to find, maybe impossible now, but I am glad I did.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Blended Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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