Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

Overall rating
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Oct 2018 12:21 pm by Twik

Average value

€ 72.59

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Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. Ostfriese scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      A burning campfire on the beach. The alcohol stings slightly in the nose, but not unpleasant. This is followed by vanilla. Oranges and dried herbs. Hints of tobacco and slightly mineral notes. In the end, Toorfmoos comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      The start is surprisingly soft and sweet due to the slight alcoholic notes in the nose. A light roar on the tongue followed by a good dose of smoke. Then dominate oranges and vanilla. The second sip is almost creamy and holds the dominance of oak.
    • Finish
      Cooling smoke mixed with oranges, followed by sweet milk chocolate.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A nice peat/sherry combo.
    Previous Smokeheads I've tried I've found a bit underwhelming, this was quite nice and my favourit so far.
    Thanks to ronnholt for the sample.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peaty. Islay peaty.
      Rubber, salt, mineral.
      Then sweet, metalic, dark fruits with a little minty twist.
      Some young vibrant wood, it's clean and fresh.
      From a distance it reminds me of a nice and rich Bordeaux.
      Very well integrated alc. Doesn't feel like 48%
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very much in line with what you would expect from the nose.
      Of course it's peaty, but the sweetness is making it more mellow.
      Again,pretty rubbery and salty. Lots of dry sherry.
      Noticable but slow and controlled spice building up.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite long. Passed medium.
      Smoked meat. Fruity sweet.
      A little drying at the end.

  3. wembleytor scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Not as smoky as Smokehead's reputation would suggest. More peat than phenol. A fair degree of sweetness from the sherry cask. Probably quite a young spirit. A good balance, not just pure peatiness. An interesting addition to the smokehead range.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Fruity juicy, also sour, smoky, red apples, oranges. Smooth rubberiness of the Merkur kit wheels, peat and even iodine is well visible behind it. (89 pts)
    Taste: The taste is rich enough and full. A lot of peat, juicy fruitiness, raspberries, strawberry jam. In the long aftertaste, iodine, tar and sweet spiciness. (89 pts)
    Points: 89
    Summary: I brought a sample from the Radebeul whisky festival. Very good, it is something between sherry and red wine finish. She was very interested.

  6. butt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke; Iodine; mineral; slowly comes fruit; Sherry; after the first sip, the sherry note becomes more intense
    • Taste
      sharp; Smoke; Fruitiness comes; a wine flair is apparent; slowly comes a touch of sherry; Iodine; maritime and salty; chili
    • Finish
      The smoke gets dry; salty and warming; rather spicy and it leaves a small touch nut behind

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is an instant blast of peat through the nose. After you get passed that there are some wonderful fruity flavours comming trough. Barbeque marinaded meat, creamy custard and vanilla tones ... rahter surprising for a sherry bomb.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lots of peat but again a lot of fruityness ... thinking of roasted bananas on the bbq. A quite pily and waxy mouthfeel. Wonderfull combination of sweet smoke and fruity notes
    • Finish
      86 86
      A lovely long smokey finish, some tobacco and again the roasted bananas linger long after the initial savouring.

  10. EarlMobile scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Bomb is a bit over the top. But the whisky is still delicious. Nice smoky and sherry influence is also present, though not as pronounced as expected. Overall, a nice drinking whisky without too much complexity.


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