• Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

4.5 (85 Reviews)


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(£52.79 per litre)

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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.

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Reviews (85)


  • 5

    John (Islay Malt) Anderson,

    Smokey, Islay Malts are not for everyone. It is an acquired taste. I have acquired it over my 70 years and this is and excellent offering. I too think this has a Lagavulin base and was an enjoyable Father's Day gift. Unfortunately, bottles like this don't last long, so I may be forced to try some of the other variations offered by Smokehead

  • 5


    I have just received a bottle of Smokehead for my 71st Birthday I, have, nt opened it yet, but will give you all my views whenever I do,

  • 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.



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