Smokehead is a superb, cult single malt from Ian MacLeod. Just a massive, thick peat smoke rich dram. Plenty of great south Islay character.
Nose: Smoke! Lapsang souchong. Cool wood smoke. Thick and full.
Palate: Big, puckering peat. Smoky, fruity sweetness, touch of sherry, sultana. Herbal.
Finish: Herbal, tangy fruits and more peat smoke!
Marion Bryce of Newcastle upon Tyne
Motörhead in a bottle
TO HEAVY ON THE IODINE - SMELLS TERRIBLE AND TASTES EVEN WORSE. I'D SOONER DRINK JW BLACK STRAIGHT AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING FOR A SINGLE MALT DRINKER
13th October 2014
Well worth the price
A big thick peat single malt just what i,ve been after
2nd October 2014
Big iodiney peat, smoke, warming sherry and fruit influences. Youthful. Enormously fun and bold. I'd bet good money that this is a young and competitively priced Caol Ila made in the style of their sister company Lagavulin.
31st January 2014
Heavy, rough, unpretentious and very very good.
24th October 2012
Howlicky was I? When I asked our local merchant what was the `peatiest`Islay he had, he produced an opened bottle of Smokehead and made me an instant convert,
22nd March 2012
What a monster
I bought this on impulse on a cross channel ferry, not knowing the product I thought it might be a bit gimmicky. I wasn't disappointed though, it's a real peat monster and best of all they also sell it here!
28th November 2010
Alan From Leicester
I first tasted Smokehead when a friend bought me a bottle back from Scotland, I think this is one of the best Islay malts, superb flavour real peaty but not to sharp.
16th January 2010