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Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
13
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

€ 35.46

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Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Islay Single Malt IM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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

  2. 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.

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