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Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

Overall rating
83.88/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB169568
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
03.10.2020
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 03 10 20
Barcode
5010852040470
Added on
09 Nov 2020 7:07 pm by Whiskytrainer
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.04

2 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead Sherry Bomb IM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.88 points

  1. Marcel74 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    A very young islay malt with a tub of coloring that makes you cry….not a high-flyer… I suspect these are rejected ardbeg casks that have been finished on sherry… I bought this bottle in the early days of my exploration… it has been in the cupboard for a very long time… and now opened it anyway… a bottle with a red and shiny skull.. it proves again that marketing and whisky don't go together.. if you want quality.. stay away from this
    • Nose
      Peat, iodine, rubber, heavy alcohol in the nose
    • Taste
      Peat and sherry little to no fruit noticeable
    • Finish
      Turf and gone is the finish

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  3. Charon_Exkadi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Smoke, sherry, done.
    Simple and tasty scotch.
    Not overwhelming, but neither is it boring.
    I think it's pretty good.
    Sherry bomb is different, but I like the combination.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong peat smoke, maritime, dark fruit notes in the background, chocolate, beetroot, spicy wood, vanilla cream, reddening fruits, dark grape-nut chocolate
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong smoke, tart, dark chocolatey, coffee, light but distinct sweetness, light red fruits, maritime, cold campfire
    • Finish
      86 86
      Strong smoke, chocolate, coffee, red dark fruits in the background, nice pleasant sweetness, a bit maritime, campfire

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