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Smokehead Details

(Ian Macleod)

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Insider knowledge: Smokehead whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Smokehead whiskey, as opposed to whisky.

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Smokehead Bottling Note

Smokehead is a superb, cult single malt from Ian MacLeod. Just a massive, thick peat smoke rich dram. Plenty of great south Islay character.
Smokehead (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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!

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User Reviews of the Smokehead

Well worth the price

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

Motörhead in a bottle

Heavy, rough, unpretentious and very very good.

24th October 2012

Marion Bryce of Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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