Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Smokehead
Style Single Malt Whisky

Smokehead Extra Rare

A heavily peated Islay single malt from Ian Macleod, Smokehead Extra Rare is a travel retail exclusive, and offer tons of flavour…

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Sherry and malt, thick plumes of cool maritime smoke, barley, tar and old ropes on the beach.

Palate Big, spicy peat - warm slabs of the stuff. Thick smoke, coal tar and iodine, a little honey, lemon zest and sticking plasters.

Finish Long and smoky with toffee brittle and tangy fruits.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Smokehead Extra Rare 1l
The worst of the best
I love Smokehead but this one really disappointed me. You get the heavy smokeyness for sure, but the additional flavours are really awkward. Try the High-Voltage instead.
Lior R , Israel
one month ago
Levelling the star system
I left it a good review before but honestly, it isn’t such a good whisky. It leaves a weird taste in the mouth, dunno what’s on the nose, water makes it worse. Better off with the original smokehead which was breathtaking
ifan e , Spain
one month ago
Nice nose, aromas as mentioned by mom, bit harsh on my tongue but very nice. Prefer the normal smoke head but definitely worth it
Master of Malt Customer
10 months ago
Nice...... Very Nice
As mentioned this is very Ardbeg like. It's softer and warmer and less medicinal. Very good but if you are looking for a hardcore tcp Ardbeg hit do not deviate from Ardbeg 10
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Rock edition
Can't wait to taste this one, I really liked the rock edition!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Ardbeg Clone
First sip, with just a few drops of water and I was thinking hmm, am I having a slightly toned down Ardbeg 10? Seriously close to Ardbeg in characteristics and am sure one can very easily mistake it for one if a blind tasting is performed. Good thing but when priced nearly as that of the Ardbeg 10 in travel retail outlets, I'd rather go for the Ardbeg at this price point.
JD , India
7 years ago
A great and very interesting smoky whisky. I love it!

Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Agreed. Very Ardbeg-ish
I agree with Dinis, from Portugal. I'm Scottish, but live overseas and I've started running single malt tasting sessions for small groups of internationals, trying a few different whiskies, one after the other. We then judge them on what we personally think of them (rather than what anyone else here, on MoM may have said). This one is, as you'd expect, very smoky but, we found, virtually indistinguishable from the (more expensive) Ardbeg 10. The only problem was that, at only 40%, it's a touch 'lightweight', especially if you add even just a wee bit of water. Maybe that was deliberate but, for me, that's one of the reasons it falls just a little short of, for example, the Ardbeg itself, the Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof and even the (excellent value-for-money) Bowmore Mariner. However, all round, not too bad at all.
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
tasting smokehead
probabli ardbeg????????.dinis portugal
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
A discovery!
Definitely a great discovery! A heavily peated, but not overdoing it at all, comes with a interesting finish. One of my recent favourites!
Master of Malt Customer
11 years ago