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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.

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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Smokehead Reviews


Ditto the above Just similar to Laphroaig

15th July 2021

Incredible whisky

Wow this is great value, i think it’s a young Lagavulin but it could be the famous chameleon Caol Ila. There’s a perfect balance of oaky-ness and Sherry, well rounded and memorable. Very smooth, despite the young age. Bought on offer for £25, a bargain. T

30th June 2021

Smoke, smoke, and more smoke

Smoke. A touch of sherry and fruit on the palate, but mostly smoke - which is fine by me!
I bought this on offer at £27, and at that price it's decent value.

25th March 2021

Tastes like TCP


21st February 2021

Not the worst

Someone called this “the worst whisky” but sorry, that just is not true for me. This outpoints the Ardbeg Wee Beastie by some margin. Smoother, more palatable, chewier. I agree about the smell of rubber, the nose can put you off but the taste is immaculate, smoky and a touch of fruits.

10th January 2021

Worst whisky

Pour the cheapest whiskey on the planet into a dirty ash tray and drink, it'll taste the same I reckon.

4th January 2021

Its like drinking bonfire

This is all smoke, I couldn't get the bonfire taste out of my mouth even after having a dram to mask it. I did not enjoy this experience.

30th December 2020

Great caramel whisky

Good whisky, too pity of all the caramel addition…

13th December 2020

Tastes like burnt rubber

I'm a fan of most peaty whiskies but didn't enjoy this at all. Had an unpleasant plasticy, or burned rubber taste. It reminded me of the new Famous Grouse Smoky Black, which I also think has taken a real downturn since it replaced the Black Grouse. But if you're a fan of the former you might like Smokehead too.

4th December 2020

Chewy, one to savour!

Just enjoying my first dram from my first ever bottle bought on special offer at my local supermarket. Wow this one is one to savour....and I mean, several minutes between each neg. It's THAT chewy! It has the smoke and peatiness of Ardbeg but an even deeper, fatter rounded out bottom to it.
Don't be put off by the somewhat yoof-oriented label (which almost put me off in the shop).

16th November 2020

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