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Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

Overall rating
82.48/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852038699
Added on
07 May 2018 5:55 pm by Maltbehr64
Uncolored

Average value

€ 36.13

8 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

281 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.48 points

  1. Jnpons scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite honorable for the price.
    Lacks a bit of complexity.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    1476) Smokehead, Islay Single Malt (2018)
    • Nose
      N- The design of previous bottling looks nicer. Initial burst of mossy fresh peat with much ripe fruit holding on it. Ripe peaches, citrus, lemon and zesty. Recedes rather quickly to calm sweetness with earthy grassy notes and touch of metallic. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- Not as fresh as the nose suggested. Underwhelming thin texture, with ginger spices, traces of sweetness, some grassy smokes and mossy. Just like the old batch with this is hollowness that fail to fill. (84/18)
    • Finish
      F- Short-medium, hint of nuttiness, gently peated dram with thin texture for entry level, make for easy quaff. Not as scary as the skull. (85/19)

      B/B- 83/18 More fresh peat than peated.

      Weighted Rate- 74pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Heavy smoke, sweet, citrus, ginger
    • Taste
      Smoky. Oily, honey, smoked ham, pepper
    • Finish
      Long and Smoky

      Every smoke fan should have tasted it, PLV good

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Balance (20)
    Not bad (82)
    Go
    • Nose
      Young, smoky and brazny ... fuel oil and salty ash (20)
      Go
    • Taste
      Watery, fruit and salt, ointment (21)
      Go
    • Finish
      Finish is short, smoky, salt and iodine and mustard (21)
      Go

  5. EarlMobile scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Unfortunately, the "citrus note" is missing, as in the previous bottlings. But the whisky is ashier and has a pronounced musty earth note. Not bad, but I like the earlier bottlings better.

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