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Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

Overall rating
81.57/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB143790
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
25.09.2019
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852038699
Added on
29 nov 2019 2:30 pm by xllx

Average value

€ 34.37

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Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.57 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you want to give yourself and your fatty liver the rest after a hard week, a good tasting or a good old honest plockwurst, get the substance! He is simple, honest and just plain in your face! No frills about any barrels, no south-facing stories, no marketing stories - just a nice end to a successful evening.

    Never trust a Ukrainian with only 1 shop link;)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/an-irish-an-islay-and-an-indie/

    N: Creamy sweet [> pongy] salty vegetal peat with a touch of TCP matched by a light swish of creosote. Laphroaig surely?
    T: Hinting at Octomore, I’m embraced by a joyously oily-sweet and salty vegetal malty arrival. Neat, the arrival goes on and on. Water management brings out different oils, salts and peat layers. I find myself inland one minute and standing on the shoreline the next. Only the diesel-y gritty oily mineral quality coupled with a light sour-ash cream [on the turn] makes me think we might be nearer Mull than Islay.
    F: Still oily [with tiny TCP echoes], I find myself in the malt house surrounded by grain/mineral/rock/earth/muddy/clay/charred oak elementals.
    C: Whatever this is [oxidised SMWS Laphroaig?], it’s a fantastic [right time, right place] whisky.

  4. professor_vsop scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    chestnut sherry in color, oil movement in the glass, quick tears.
    • Nose
      81 81
      smoke the first time I smell it then when I'm adjusted it turns into sweet smoke, shoe polish but pleasant, also has a minty touch
    • Taste
      73 73
      licorice, banana, smoke, sweet, powerful and full of flavor
    • Finish
      79 79
      strong, fairly long, has a nice firm taste

  6. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Simple Islay and smoke whisky that doesn't hurt
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very properly smoky but not necessarily peaty, also fruity citrus notes and a little honey sweetness
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy notes of ginger and pepper, fruity notes of lemon, plum and tangerine as well as some hidden honey
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pleasantly flowing, consistent with the taste

  9. huseeraaja scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasteless blend with the taste of technical fluids.
    Lapfroaig's medical notes are much nicer tastier.
    For lovers only.
    • Nose
      82 82
      salted and smoky peat, with notes of technical fluids
    • Taste
      75 75
      technical oil, diesel, creosote, seashore... unpleasant...
    • Finish
      76 76
      technical oil, soldering iron, rosin

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