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

Smokehead High Voltage

A high-ABV variation on the classic Smokehead Islay single malt, Smokehead High Voltage is described as an "all-out attack" on your senses by its producer. Which, y'know, sounds pretty intense. If you're a fan of heavily-peated whisky, this'll be right up your street.

Also, yes, it was incredibly hard to resist making an Electric Six reference when writing this bottling note.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Burnt biscuits, dried earth and a kick of black pepper.

Palate Oily barley and intense campfire smoke, with a hint of brown sugar underneath.

Finish Sea salt, oat cakes and smoked paprika.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Smokehead High Voltage
One of my best
The Best Smokehead I've tried. Heavy peat but also great added flavours. The high ABV really kicks off in your mouth. Perfect.
Lior R , Israel
3 months ago
Try it at a friends house.

My (non drinking) Husband brought this home, brought me a glass, I was expecting my usual and nearly spat out the first taste. Informed him it tasted like a lump of burnt peat had been left in the bottle, it was undrinkable, it tasted like a smoke damaged apartment smells after the fire brigade have hosed it down, and could he take it back to the shop?

He looked a bit shamefaced and said ‘probably not - I think it pretty much does what it says on the label’

True that. Still awful.
Bridget , Australia
one year ago
Not so sure
I do not really see what all the fuss is about. The overwhelming alcohol bite masks a lot of the initial notes and underwhelming smokeyness leaves my taste buds rather confused as to what is going on inside this bottle. Not for me. Not a terrible Whiskey by any means but, for the cost, you can definitly buy better alternatives!
Adam S , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Qualifies as a go to
Shits all over the regular Smoke Head. That was just a poor man’s laphroaig. This is pay good money for
Master Yoda , Australia
2 years ago
The best islay blend! Nuff said!
Grilled ham/bacon dipped in sea water then rolled in dark chocolate. Yummy!
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Top notch from macleods
This is the business in the taste stakes overall I couldn't fault this spot on now one of my favourite malts
Steve b , United Kingdom
3 years ago
For strong tasters
Delivery arrived this morning and just had a sample taste...
The tasting notes don't lie.
If you like peaty Islay whisky you will love this.
Rich, deep nose and wonderfully warming. Enjoy...
Keith , United Kingdom
4 years ago
Blown away by the (gun)smoke
Wow this is what I call bang for the buck!
I am suprised this whisky is only 650 sek, I would compare this with lagavulin cask strengths and octomore, maybe not really as good but no way this is only worth half the price!
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Well worth the money
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Great complexity behind a massive smoke curtain
Great malt, in my opinion definitely Ardbeg. Massive amounts of peat overwhelm at first, butafter a few sips open up to a very surprising and nice complexity. At that is price a true gem.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago