Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 16 10 18
Added on
28 Oct 2018 12:21 pm by PastyKing

Average value

€ 72.93

34 × in wishlist

335 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smokehead Sherry Bomb. At the Grill Aberdeen, April 2019, short review with friends following the Brewdog AGM. Juicy sherry and restrained smoke - a touch more and this would be fantastic. Very tasty regardless. (3.5/84)

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A shallow but delicious whisky that combines fresh berry wine tones and rough young peppery and smoky tones.
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour berries (sea buckthorn, black chokeberry), red apple, foliage, spices, iodine, ash.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, winey, salty, peppery, iodine and very smoked.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, oily. At first, sherry berry notes emerge; they are followed by iodine, salt, all kinds of spices and many, many phenols.

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Abertay_99 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Indeed a Sherry Bomb! Only caveat: it promises more on the nose and tongue than the finish can deliver.

  8. Abertay_99 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Indeed a Sherry Bomb! Only caveat: it promises more on the nose and tongue than the finish can deliver

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  10. IslayFanDo77 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A nice Bomb of Sherry for a really good price. It could be a daily dram when you like Sherry and smoke.


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