70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Smokehead is a popular single Islay malt from Ian Macleod distillers. Debate has raged over the identity of the distillery which supplies the whisky for Smokehead. We know, but we're not telling.


Smokehead Reviews

42 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 days ago

    A very smooth smokey whisky

  • 3
    14 days ago

    I had been putting this purchase off for some time now as I have my normal ''go to whiskey''s'' that take priority when stock runs low. When this finally arrived I was very eager to try it.! I was slightly confused at first as there was not much in the way of peatiness'', I kept trying and trying but it gave just a mild taste with not much complexity and a very quick finish. My opinion is, this is actual expensive and for just a few quid more you can get a Laphroaig Quarter cask or a bit more than that you can get one of the best, ''Ardbeg 10''. Sorry but I will not be buying this in a rush again.

  • 5
    8 September

    Canny wee smokey,,deffo from Ardbg

  • 4
    22 August

    Sampled this in Jeffrey St Edinburgh, really nice and I was assured it is a 5yr Ardbeg Uigedal but without the sherry

  • 3
    17 August

    Saw this, went out on a whim and got it. So for the price you''re getting what you pay for, it tastes like a watery ardbeg, i guess hence its where its from. rumored to be a 6yr old arbeg and it sure tastes like it Kind of disappointed, i expected more especially its bottled at 43%, but for the price its not too bad an ardbeg 10 costs almost double, so its a fair price. Overall its not too bad or undrinkable. Peaty and smoke style, a lot weaker than the bottling and name suggests, very watery body and medium finish. let me put it this way, For $40 i wouldn''t buy this again. I feel that this is worth $30 topend, I''d take a teachers highland cream for $25 over this

  • 5
    1 June

    My first try at Islay whisky. I think im hooked. Such smoke, so many instense flavours. Wow!

  • 4
    15 May

    Powerful stuff! Initially sweet, followed by lots of peat! Looooooongggg finish...

  • 3
    14 May

    Reminds me alot of the 15 year old Laphroaig. A good deal of peat and smoke but also sweetness I''d compare to banana. In contrast to the outlandish packaging, for someone accustomed to Islay malts, the amount of smoke and peat isn''t that outrageous. Nose: marine, briny, a beach on a cold day or before a storm. Body: oil, reminiscent of Bunnahabhain (which could be what this is, they are one of the largest distilleries on Islay). Lots of peat, brine still here but not as much as Ardbeg. Finish: sweeter notes come out, banana. Summary: While good value, I think Laphroaig Quarter Cask is a better scotch and better value at this price. For a peaty, but also sweet whisky try Ardmore Traditional Cask (which, as of writing is 3 GBP less).

  • 4
    22 April

    Me thinks its from the "laddie" part o the isle. It has that distinct Laddie "Thing" about it. I could be a few miles out but hey, its a fair dram and well worth it .

  • 5
    13 November 2014

    Eternal life conditions in a bottle. Highly recommend as a good value, terrifically drinkable smokey. Try the Extra Rare version for more silky notes.

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