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

67 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

    The name and bottle decoration suggested some kind of gimmick. Boy was I wrong. This is one of my new favourite whiskies.

  • 5
    30 April

    This is one of my favourites. Excellent value for money and has an interesting bottle as well.

  • 4
    14 January

    Bit similar to Laphroaig in my humble opinion. I really enjoyed this bottle, and I am currently hunting for a new! The average whisky nerds might be more negative towards smokehead, but I proudly stand for the 4 stars I gave it.

  • 2
    25 November 2018

    Surprised at the overall good rating this gets, which is why I bought it. But it’s very thin, nose is lovely, taste is thin and underwhelming. Disappears very quickly from the palate and doesn’t have much body at all. Very disappointing as there are much better whiskies for not much more money out there. All in all it’s not awful just boring and uninteresting. How people like it so much is beyond me.

  • 5
    20 September 2018

    I lean toward Laphroaig, Ardberg and Ledaig. This is one of the smoothest and peatiest scotches that has a pleasant spicy afterburn.

  • 5
    29 July 2018

    Excellent and Smokey

  • 5
    11 July 2018

    This is one of my husband's favourite , fantastic whisky! Smokey with a great taste .

  • 5
    28 May 2018

    Bought it for a birthday and every one liked it a lot. Defenetlly reccomended as a birthday gift

  • 5
    28 April 2018

    Fantastic. Similar to Lagavulin with a unique rich taste. Can't beat the price either!

  • 5
    9 April 2018

    Got it for a birthday party. Everyone loved it!

  • 5
    10 March 2018

    Big hit on the palate initially which is fab. Lots if smokiness wirh a burn. Leaves a nice briney after taste at the back of your mouth. I really like this whisky

  • 5
    23 January 2018

    Nose reminds me of burnt embers from a bonfire and the taste of smoky bacon. A shot of this and a packet of Frazzles and your night's a good un!

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    Personally, i loved it more than Laphroaigs quarter cask or even the 10yr. Id say its less smoky than lavagulin but i love how smooth this stuff is, and for the price... Its my new favorite

  • 3
    10 December 2017

    Not too bad for the price very smokey taste almost like the smell of smoke from a bonfire it’s a bit strong compared to others I have but very nice all the same and that embossed skull on the tin is amazing

  • 5
    15 November 2017

    Similar to lagavulin excellent

  • 4
    13 November 2017

    I got this as a birthday present, and was impressed with its flavor. Very much enjoyed it, even more so because it's not something I would have bought myself. The smokiness and peat are very present, definitely an Islay. It might could benefit from growing up a bit more. It has the smoothness of a precocious younger expression, but there really is not substitute for aging all the way. However, for the price, it's definitely a bargain buy, and well worth it.

  • 5
    31 October 2017


  • 4
    28 August 2017

    It boasts strong peaty and smokey. Not as smokey or peaty or as strong as a Laphroaig Quarter cask. But as flavour goes, strong with a smooth finish, the toffee and sherry notes stand out nicely. Worth a buy, pairs excellent with a cigar or even 70% or higher dark chocolate.

  • 5
    22 May 2017

    Extremely well balanced. Awesome for the price. Love it.

  • 5
    26 February 2017

    Tried it in the Bacchus bar in Newcastle last night. Suits my palate perfectly. Will go out and buy a bottle. I wasn't aware at first it was from Islay but makes sense now as Bowmore and Ardbeg are already my favourite malts.

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