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Overall rating
81.65/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
2012
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852010701
Added on
19 Mar 2012 10:15 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 41.42

11 × in wishlist

130 × member ratings

449 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead IM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.65 points

  1. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, delicious and very successful Islay Malt!
    • Nose
      aromatic intensive (katzenschinken) smoke, sweetness, vanilla;
    • Taste
      powerful onset, great smoky aromas, soft, smooth, beautiful sweetness, citrus fruit, caramel, hints of vanilla; young?
    • Finish
      medium with wood smoke and cold ashes; long finish;

  3. Punktar scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    When an islay is sold without a distillery indication, one actually expects a) that one discovers from which distillery this comes and b) that one is either too young or not successful. So I can not confirm both. Tastes like a mixture of Ardbeg and Caol Ila for me and is not a hammer, but not bad either. Certainly not old, but not too young.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Cold smoke, ashes and an indefinable sweetness in the nose. Not bad at first.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Here then predominantly cold smoke. And at the second sip then again this somewhat indefinable sweetness. Maybe not very complex, but it is not bad.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium long and smoky as expected. And after 3 or 4 minutes, the impression is more Ardbeg than towards Caol Ila.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    If I would have to choose, i would say that this is a young Laphroaig. Price-Quality very good, not very complex, and great packaging.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet vanilla mixed with seaweed peat smoke. hint of chocolate too.
    • Taste
      82 82
      More like the nose, but also a bit salty. Also some caramel and dried fruits shimmer in the background.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Peat, iodine, and some alcohol. Medium length and a bit one dimentional.

  5. aszokoly scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Maybe this lacks finesse, but isn't that the whole point? This may not deserve a 5-star, BUT it definitely does not deserve the trash review it has to date! The scotch is impressive in nose, big time ash tray, and the taste to follow is an Islay oil fire, scorching the shore, as the nearby metal music festival patrons destroy nearby houses and the local rick-house to drink the stuff and add the wooden pieces to the massive shoreline bonfire.

  6. SimpleSample scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    If you are looking for a simple smoker, you are right here
    • Nose
      Smoke ... sweet ..
    • Taste
      cold smoke ... something sweet again
    • Finish
      medium

  7. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  8. chlinatele scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Was a blind tasting. My tip was young whisky from Isle of Arran. Not my taste. But very nice smoky ...
    • Nose
      Smoky, sweetish, oak, vanilla, salt alcohol at 40%
    • Taste
      Smoky, young, salt, nose was better
    • Finish
      Short salty not so sweet, a lot of sea water

  9. medemaker scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Sweet and peaty on the nose

    Initial taste quite rich but it quickly tones down and fades away.

    I do have a cold at the moment, i'll have to come back to this at a later time
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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