Well a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us in the drammies. We did exceptionally well and as well as having the vote of three of the best whisky writers in the world have the accolade of being the second-most underated whisky in the world – not bad for a very small company and Glenfarclas who took first place is a really underated dram.
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This was a tough one. I love Glenfarclas. But I don’t think it’s as under-appreciated as Sheep Dip.
Quirky labeling and marketing, and a flavor that anyone will like. Sheep dip is a great product – created and under the watchful eye of Richard Paterson. Fairly-priced. The very definition of accessible whisky. What more could you ask for?
Another excellent category with 5 worthy nominees. So, what would give a nominee the extra cred here is not just being under-rated, but being bad-mouthed. Nobody is critical of Glenfarclas or Dalmore. Everyone who tries Amrut is pleasantly surprised, and Arran, not yet even a teenager, is still too young to pick on. Sheep Dip has a nickname (Sheep Shit) that I have actually heard used by whisky retailers and has never deserved it. Now with a new recipe from Richard Paterson, new labelling (bye-bye yellow and brown!), the darling project of darling people Jane and Alex (Spencerfield Spirit Co.) deserves recognition as flavoursome, good value Scotch whisky.
I can’t pick Glenfarclas again (can I?), so I’m going for Sheep Dip if only to acknowledge what a great job Alex Nicol is doing and how tough it is for a true independent to succeed. (Will this do Alex?)
…and Congratulations to Sam – Dr.Whisky