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

34 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    5 days ago

    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.

  • 4
    27 July 2014

    sawdust, tyre rubber and slightly sweet. Great Dram but maybe needs extra few years in the cask for more complexity. lovely!

  • 17 September 2013

    I feeling is either laphroaig or caol ila. It's a lovely whiskey none the less, oily sweet peat. Hmmmm. And in my opinion better than the extra rare!

  • 10 June 2013

    I have this one and also "The Peat Project" by Port Charlotte (I think that's also from Bruichladdich), and those 2 have a lot of similarities. They're both a bit seaweedy, have the same light color, the sweet undertones. I can't really believe it's an Ardbeg, even though a lot of people say this, since it doesn't have that industrial (read: car-tire flavour) edge to it.

  • 5 February 2013

    "Palate" (undiluted): A kiss of sweet peat, but thin with a hints of water, chimney smoke, soot and ginger root. Young. Not complex. Pleasant nevertheless.

  • 17 December 2012

    Represents good value for money, though I was expecting more smoke. A good Wednesday night scotch.

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  • 2 November 2012

    This is one of my favourite whikies of all time. My mouth is watering at the thought of it. Absolutely beautiful. Bruichladdie is my preferred guess, although they dont tend to be as smoky as the other Islays. Who knows? Who cares? As long as I can still have a wee half of the "golden nectar." when relaxing and unwinding. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm lovely stuff, Aaahhhh. slangevar

  • 12 January 2012

    It's a young Ardbeg - I asked that nice lady in the lovely Ardbeg cafe whether they made it there and she gave me a nice smile and a wink. Or was she leading me on? I'm not sure. Or it could be from further down the windy road at Lagavulin? Could be. Or Laphroaig? Ummmm could be again. Bowmore? Perhaps, they wouldn't let on, but probably not. Bruichladdie? Caol Ila? Who cares? Not me. I'll just keep on drinking the stuff knowing it could be from Heaven.

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