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Overall rating
83.43/100
votes
116
Whiskybase ID
WB163536
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010852044720
Added on
10 Aug 2020 10:28 pm by Noface83
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 50.54

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379 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Rum Rebel IM

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.43 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      N: bit the same nose as the base. It also has the salty, cured ham and smoke. But there is clearly some fruitiness from the rum barrel here. It reminds me especially of warm pineapple from the barbecue. Also wet rope and oil.
    • Taste
      P: okay here clearly sweeter than the standard. Canned peach and pineapple. Sweet oil and some black pepper. More barbecue smells. Black on white salmiak candy. Caramelized sugar.
    • Finish
      F: basically everything in the palette slowly ebbs away in the aftertaste.

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Suspect a Caol Ila that received a finish in rum barrels for a few months. The latter are responsible for the (molasses) sweetness and the tropical fruits. Easy to drink on a barbecue evening, not overly complex.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Grilled marshmallows. Peat smoke. Wine gum. Grilled pineapple and other tropical fruits. Tar and molasses. Also sea salt.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat smoke and tropical fruits. Grilled pineapple. In addition, honey sweetness in interplay with sea salt, but the sweetness (molasses) dominates. Lemon too.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The sweetness remains with the grill ash. Short to medium long.

  3. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Frank79 scored this whisky 63 points Member Senior

    i think this a very young whisky because of the metallic notes.
    I read some different experiences here but my bottle was completely overpowered by the rumcask. Maybe a bad bottle?
    • Nose
      70 70
      smoke and rumnotes
    • Taste
      60 60
      dry, ashy, brown sugar, smoke
    • Finish
      60 60
      dry and ashy with a lot of rumnotes. not very pleasant.

  5. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    To be honest, this line was not particularly impressive, but this specimen has proven itself very well. He took it with his excellent balance, which was lacking in other malts from this series.

  6. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Floctomore scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Complex on the nose, not so on the palate. A sweet start with a dirty charcoal smoke, which doesnt kill the demerara sugar and ananassy mouthfeel. Well balanced.
    The finish is long because of the heavy smoke load in the throat ;-).
    On a blind taste i could not find any rum influence btw.

    Easy drinking classic quite sweet smoker, i also suppose a caol ila spirit in here. This ashy smoke is caol-ilish, a joy.

  8. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The fruity, sweet rum influence is nicely integrated with the classic Islay flavours.
    • Nose
      It certainly has a different profile than the standard expression. There's comparatively subtle smoke and a whiff of smoked bacon, but also grilled pineapple, ripe bananas and tinned peaches. Finally some notes of raw sugar and charred marshmallows.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival with orange marmalade and some salted caramel, followed by crisp smoke and earthy peat, as well as some lively cracked black pepper. A touch of aniseed as well.
    • Finish
      The fruits return for an encore on the palate. Grilled lemon peel and some tinned pineapple. Medium in length.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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