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

53 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    9 days ago

    Similar to lagavulin excellent

  • 4
    11 days ago

    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


  • 4
    28 August

    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

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

  • 5
    26 February

    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.

  • 5
    11 January

    Very fine different for my old palate after years of whiskey drinking

  • 5
    19 December 2016

    It's amazing flavours especially the smoked aroma and the perfect taste makes for an excellent drink

  • 5
    25 November 2016

    So smokey and smooth. Brilliant to have as a different whiskey on the shelf at home and great with strong flavoured food.

  • 5
    26 August 2016

    WOW! This is serious malt worth trying but make a wee nip of water is available after the second slap

  • 5
    10 August 2016

    Fabulous. Smokey, smooth, liquid gold ??

  • 5
    28 September 2015

    A very smooth smokey whisky

  • 3
    25 September 2015

    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 2015

    Canny wee smokey,,deffo from Ardbg

  • 4
    22 August 2015

    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 2015

    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 2015

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

  • 4
    15 May 2015

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

  • 3
    14 May 2015

    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 2015

    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 .

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