Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
American White Oak Casks & Tequila Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 nov 2022 11:57 am by laph1

Average value

€ 71.65

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Whisky reviews for Smokehead Terminado IM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.50 points.

  1. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another great Smokehead. Heaven in your mouth and a feast for flavors. Lots of sweetness and fruitiness. A Tequila barrel is a bull's-eye!
    Bottle to buy and immediately!!!
    • Nose
      86 86
      delicate, smoke, peat, forest berries, lemon peel, blood orange, toffee, pine needles
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, fruity, cherry jelly, strawberries, orange, hints of young oak, smoke and spices
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, delicate, bittersweet, honey, a lot of smoke, the end is a juicy grilled melon.

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  3. Izzino scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant very light herbal smoke. Overall very fine. The influence of tequila - zero. Price tag = completely off. I understand the interest and innovation, but it would have to be almost half the price for it to have impact and popularity.

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Between the transition from the palette to the aftertaste you notice the tequila influences the most.
    • Nose
      smoke, citrus, salty, medicinal, smoked pineapple, wet asphalt, ash, pear juice, red apples,
    • Taste
      oak, smoke, bitter, spicy, black pepper, slightly medicinal, ashy and salty. Still a bit flat.
    • Finish
      actually the aftertaste is too short for such a whisky and too flat. This one could have had a little more power. Maybe the tequila cask will suppress it a bit.
      Ashy, bitter, smoke moth, smoke of wet wood, touch of honey.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I'm not a tequila connoisseur by any means, but I am familiar with the spirit, and I'm having trouble detecting its influence in the Smokehead Terminado Tequila Cask Finish.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke with touches of sauerkraut, bandaids, conifer and grilled beef with a whiff of tinned pineapple and pomelo.
    • Taste
      Not the thickest mouthfeel, an issue I've had with Smokehead previously. Warming spices, wood smoke and soft medicinal notes. Somewhat ashy too. Charred lemons and hints of dark, salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with ashy smoke, damp wood and honey.

  6. Sirralf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoke, earthy, herbal notes, a hint of lime, fruit compote of cherries, pears and apples
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke and oak spice in the foreground, then a fruity sweetness emerges, creamy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length finish, smoke, creamy, minimal bitterness towards the end


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