Insider knowledge: Smokey Joe Islay Malt whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Smokey Joe Islay Malt whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
An immensely fruity nose with note of melon and pear with peat smoke lurking behind. The palate retains the big fruity flavours of the nose with the smoke roaring in. This is an intensely satisfying Islay malt, well worth a try.
I have it from a respected authority, i.e.(he drinks it regularly and has delivered many independent whisky reviews), that the contributing distilleries are Caol Ila, Bowmore & Ardbeg. If so that explains why this is so good! I merely relay this info without being able to authenticate it of course!
27th August 2014
This is a very very good whisky. Try it, it will not let you down.
25th August 2014
I cqn name 50 better Islay whisky for this price ! Sorry, rubbish !
11th August 2014
This is one great malt blend! For the price it's superb: 46%, non-chill filtered... wow! And the taste is wonderful! A soft smokey Islay taste. Smoke, Citrus, Fenollic. I love it.
16th May 2014
It's a blended malt, yes. I think the individual that wrote the original bottling note for this product must have been having a little smokey of his own at the time! So, it's a blend of different single malts from Islay, but not a "blended whisky", as there's no grain whisky included. As for the 'secret distillery' thing, it isn't complete nonsense in some cases (as explained on our blog in reference to our own Secret Bottling Series: http://www.masterofmalt.com/Blog/post/Brand-New-30-40-and-50-Year-Old-Whisky.aspx) but apologies if we were inadvertently misleading on this one! - The Chaps at Master of Malt
20th March 2014
This is a blend, isn't it?? What is this rubbish about keeping the distillery a "secret" so it can be sold more cheaply?? Perhaps you guys shouldn't be quite as misleading with your answers in future...
19th March 2014
Simply wonderful flavours, some great peat and islay traits! It is an Islay Malt Scotch Whisky - a stunning blend of the local Islay Malt Scotch Whiskies.
11th February 2014
...and you won't get a better Islay for the price than Smokey Joe
4th December 2013
Lovely and smokey with a lot of sweetness too (particularly if you pour then leave it for a few mins before consuming). Won't knock your block off like Laphroig but still has all the yummy goodness of an Islay.
It's a blended malt...it comes from various distilleries
16th November 2013
More ferocious than Laphroaig and/or Ardbeg. This requires more study.
28th October 2013
Hi there, by keeping the distillery a secret, this whisky can be offered at a much lower price! It's a win-win, really (if you like peated whisky). --The Chaps at Master of Malt
17th June 2013
why cant i find the distillery it comes from?
15th June 2013
Really great price for the quality it delivers. Great smoky flavors with some burnt wood and orange peel with seaweed.
8th May 2013
smoke is awesome, if fan of intense islay malt this is right up there.
1st May 2013