• Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

4.5 (83 Reviews)


In Stock

Web Exclusive Price


£30.79 ex VAT

(£52.79 per litre)

Multibuy Deal

  • x6

    £210.62 Save £11.09

Estimated Delivery

  • Express delivery(Choose a day)

    From £6.95

  • Standard delivery (4-7 Working Days)

    From £4.95

  • Click & Collect (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm)


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.

More Choices

Customer Reviews

Reviews (83)


  • 5

    Phenomenal value,

    Wow! A young but intense and complex Islay Malt, to me it tastes like a young Lagavulin between 6-8 years old. Exceptional value at £25, don’t sleep on this bottling, it’s not just a cheap Caol Ila offering like many un-named Islay malts.

  • 1


    Had this while drinking with a friend at the lounge. Tasted like someone poured a bottle of liquid smoke into a bottle of cheap peated scotch. Very strong chemical overtones with undertones of what used to be peated scotch. Residual flavors left on the pallete are not pleasant and overbearing with no development of the complex flavors. Odor from the cup was like freshly opened plastic or a freshly cleaned hospital room. Maybe it's just because I also smoke meat, but this tasted like someone had run cheap scotch through my smoker cold and then added Essence of House Cleaner. Not a pleasant experience.

  • 3


    This is an average whiskey but not great. There are much better options for Islay single malt. Obviously has a strong peat smoke taste but the underlying sweetness and complexity to the flavour just seemed confused and lacking to me. Not a bad change from a standard Laphroaig, but one bottle is enough.

  • 5

    Drinking Tom,

    Excellent drink

  • 2


    Single malt Scotch On first impression I got the nose of "burnt plastic" as well as taste, a sort chemical after taste that lingers as well as burnt bark. On the tongue it's silky smooth and easy to swallow, when held in the mouth the smoke/peat comes across as almost unnatural and very raw. When left in the glass for several minutes and a few sips in it wants to grow on you but that chemical nose and aftertaste still shines through and gives you the impression something is just not right. After 20 minutes in and still writing this I feel that this Scotch needs to breathe and warm to the hands before consuming; definitely a wood fireside drink that needs plenty of time to breathe and warm a little before consuming. I rated this two stars, one for being a single malt and two for the mouth feel, but I just cant get past that chemical nose and after taste that's almost akin to burning that white styrofoam electronics packaging, sorry...... I will admit the drink does get better the longer it breathes, so I'd possibly throw in another star and a half.



While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.

Good To Know

How we pack

  • Eco-friendly Packaging

    Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.

  • Flexible Delivery Options

    We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.

  • Packed With Care

    Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.

14-Day returns policy

We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).