What's in a name? Smokehead 18 Year Old Extra Black whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Smokehead 18 Year Old Extra Black whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Very peaty and smoky, rich and deep with notes of spice, herbal, some tropical fruit.
Palate: Medium on palate entry, then builds with spices and peat smoke. Sweet oak, chocolate and peat.
Finish: Long, fruity, cocoa.
expensive but worth every cent
10th August 2010
I've bought a number of scotches in this price range. I don't think I agree with the previous reviewers assessment. I would compare this with the Laphraoig 18 or the Laphraoig Quart Cask (which is probably one of the most amazing values of the heavily peated scotches) or with the Lagavulin 16. Those are somewhat cheaper, I'll grant you, but this offers some flavors those others don't. All said, this is a peaty, smoky spirit with a fair amount of complexity. If you've done the Lagavulin and the Laphraoig, you probably have to sample this.
5th April 2013
Should be under Laphroaig distillery.
6th June 2013
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is Laphroaig ;) -- The Chaps at Master of Malt
10th June 2013
Mine is the blank stare, eyes fixed to an empty black bottle of which once poured all the peat-smoke perfection one could conjure. My memory keeps adding stars to this review. I've become mad.
23rd August 2013
Received this as a gift. Simply immense.
25th September 2013