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

Smokehead Sherry Bomb

Sherry and peat go toe to toe with Smokehead Sherry Bomb! It's a well-peated single malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery, matured in Oloroso sherry casks, boasting smoke and dried fruit by the truckload. It's a powerfully flavoursome dram, and unashamedly so.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Dark chocolate, seaweed, a hint of medicinal peat smoke, prunes and clove.

Palate BBQ smoke, stem ginger, sherried peels, sea salt, rum-raisin ice cream.

Finish Clove, red chilli flake, treacle.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Smokehead Sherry Bomb
Should have been bottled at cask strength
My impressions are based on whisky from a freshly-opened bottle. This tastes like a younger Islay matured in good ex-sherry casks - pretty much as advertised. It's peppery and fruity with a medium-long, drying finish. Adding water only dilutes the flavors, which makes me think this should have been bottled at cask strength. The nose has a faint coppery, astringent quality to it with a bit of bandaid aroma, but nothing objectionable for the peat lovers. Overall, it's pretty good but doesn't quite justify the price tag. I find Ardbeg Uigeadail to be marginally superior but at a much better price point.
Paul M , United States
one year ago
Worth a try
Insane peat and smoke with twists of fire heat.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
decent enough dram but you are paying a significant premium for the branding
I've tried 4 or 5 of the Smokeheads so far and they have all been good (certainly nothing you'd spit out or refuse) Problem is that in such a crowded market you seem to be paying at least £10 a bottle for the tin. It is a very nice tin but I'd rather my money went towards nicer whiskey than trendy branding :/ Basically unless it's a gift for a skull obsessed younger drinker with expensive tastes you can do better for the price
alex , United Kingdom
3 years ago
This smokehead blows my mind absolutely amazing it's more for a winter's day warm your insides right up. What a brillant combo.
You defo get the sherry one of my favs
Ashley gardner , United Kingdom
3 years ago
Too radical and extreme for me
Well it is definitely not whisky for everyone. It is like you’ve been shot from a machine gun. All tastes on palate changes so quickly and the super smoke doze covers everything at end. Not for me. Tnx
Kim , United Kingdom
3 years ago