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Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
73
Whiskybase ID
WB138751
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
22.01.2020
Casktype
Rum Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 01 20 3 18:10 88
Barcode
5010852042313
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
12 Sep 2019 7:30 pm by Noface83

Average value

€ 49.99

13 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Rum Riot IM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. DannyHill scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Sweet, but bashful
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat, smoke, raisins, bit bashful
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, rum cake, light peat, mint
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sweet, peaty, minty

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, smooth and delicate peated whisky. Flavor I really reach and combines elements of Islay whisky and something fully-fruity and delicious. Notes of tropical fruits and citric are really strong and sensitive. So in my opinion it is a good value for its price.
    P.S. Is it Laphroaig?
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoked peat, citruses, caramel, mango, banana wrapped into light notes of acetone, iodine and oak wood.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoother than nose but echoes it opening delicate notes of smoked peat, roasted barley, smoked meat with sweet malt hints.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoked peat with caramel, banana, pear, honey.

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    n: peat, caramel, citrus, salt
    t: peat
    a: spicy, peat

  4. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. DulischM scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The rum and smoke aromas harmonize very well. The nuttiness in the finish surprises in a positive sense.
    • Nose
      Cold ashes and extinguished campfires are instantly on the nose, plus grassy-fresh peat and heather. Creamy-sweet exotic fruits spread like bananas, pineapples, physalis and honeydew melon. The rum finish is noticeable.
    • Taste
      Cold peat ash in the mouth, then sweet rum and creamy blossom honey, with pineapple, banana and vineyard peach.
    • Finish
      The finish is creamy and nutty with coconut, vanilla and almond. Finally, seaweed and a wet campfire with smoked fish.

  7. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    £22 in duty free. Highly recommendable, certainly for that price and even reasonable for the rrp of£45. Islay tastes evident with sweetness coming through.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, candy floss/ toasted marsh mallows. Peat, vanilla and nut traces as well as banana and other fruits
    • Taste
      Sweetness from the rum cask. Peat, leather, apple and and smoke
    • Finish
      Pleasant. Definite feel of islay. Feels strong for a 43%.

  8. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    £22 in duty free. Highly recommendable, certainly for that price and even reasonable for the rrp of£45. Islay tastes evident with sweetness coming through.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, candy floss/ toasted marsh mallows. Peat, vanilla and nut traces as well as banana and other fruits
    • Taste
      Sweetness from the rum cask. Peat, leather, apple and and smoke
    • Finish
      Pleasant. Definite feel of islay. Feels strong for a 43%.

  9. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    £22 in duty free. Highly recommendable, certainly for that price and even reasonable for the rrp of£45. Islay tastes evident with sweetness coming through.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, candy floss/ toasted marsh mallows. Peat, vanilla and nut traces as well as banana and other fruits
    • Taste
      Sweetness from the rum cask. Peat, leather, apple and and smoke
    • Finish
      Pleasant. Definite feel of islay. Feels strong for a 43%.

  10. Glenladdie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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