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Whisky Reviews for Smokestack VM
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points
- 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.
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.
Some sal ammoniac at first, a little pepper, sweet smoke, ash. Also some sweetness, vanilla and honey. Pretty strong, some licorice now.
Still a little pepper, sweet smoke, licorice, a little bit of wood fire, and some honey and vanilla. Middle long finish.
- 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.
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.
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.
It remains a neat film stick to the palate, the cold smoke, salt and vanilla linger for a long time in the mouth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nice low level peated whisky.