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Overall rating
82.15/100
votes
30
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
18.07.2017
Casktype
American Oak
Number of bottles
4200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
30 ppm
Barcode
5024720311104
Added on
11 Nov 2017 5:31 pm by Chicagoexpat
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 32,69

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Whisky Reviews for Smokestack VM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.15 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice combination of a Islay and a Highland malt. At first, the Islay-one is dominant, but after some while some clear fruity (in the nose) and sweet notes (in the taste) come in.
    With an Abv of 46% giving this blended malt enough power, making it just a pleasant drink for sure.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Pretty full nose, peatsmoke, fake leather, rubber, 'Scapino experience'. But then, the mixed-in Highland malt comes in, and brings fruitiness, apples, hay, dried grass. Cow stable now, and pretty strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Some sal ammoniac at first, a little pepper, sweet smoke, ash. Also some sweetness, vanilla and honey. Pretty strong, some licorice now.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still a little pepper, sweet smoke, licorice, a little bit of wood fire, and some honey and vanilla. Middle long finish.

  2. Whiskyzoom scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Smokestack is a surprisingly soft, well-drinkable whiskey, which turns out to be a nice daily dram for Torfliebhaber. "Heavily Peated" and the "30ppm" I do not think at all, but it is still very tasty for a peat nose like me. Not exactly complex or challenging, but clean craft and for around 30 € with a very pleasant price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Almost gentle peat smoke rises together with a bit of vanilla in my nose. Add ginger, lemongrass and something from a gauze bandage. From 30ppm I had somehow expected more rumbling in the nose.
    • Taste
      The dram comes very oily and brings liquorice and ginger. Only then smoke and peat, but again rather soft. Honey and vanilla join in towards the end.
    • Finish
      It remains a neat film stick to the palate, the cold smoke, salt and vanilla linger for a long time in the mouth.

  3. coldsun scored this whisky 34 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is slightly alcoholic and sharp, wet with sweet notes of honey and nuts. Taste is tart with elements of iodine and salt (a little bit weak and empty). Finish is bold with notes of nuts, dried fruits, medicine, iodine. Empty dram keeps flavor of smoked meat.

  4. kaju scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    A bit peat, very successful, especially considering the PLV. Of course for people who prefer strong peat or peat too little. For the sherry fraction nothing.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nice low level peated whisky.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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