By Ian Neubauer

SouthTrade has signed a deal to distribute a new range of Scotch whisky in Australia produced by The Spencerfield Spirit Company of Scotland.

The range consists of Pig’s Nose, a blend of Speyside, Islay and Lowlands malts aged in oak casks to produce a Scotch whisky that is soft as a pig’s nose; and Sheep Dip, a spicy Scotch whiskey that draws its name from a time when farmers hid their homemade whisky from excise officers in barrels marked ‘Sheep Dip’.  

“We like to stay a little ahead of the trends and we have a gut feel that some drinkers are looking for a new breed of dark spirits,” said SouthTrade director, Tony Stubley.

“Pig’s Nose and Sheep Dip are very enjoyable blends from Scotland’s only third generation master blender — Richard Patterson. The brand names and packaging are not what one would expect from the old generation of Scotches. But then again the old generation of Scotches is not appealing to the majority of younger drinkers.”  

Pig’s Nose and Sheep Dip will be available nationally from mid-March.

The Shout Team

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