- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Ian Macleod (IM)
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Mar 2012 10:15 pm
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139 × member ratings
473 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Smokehead IM
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points
- An interesting, delicious and very successful Islay Malt!
aromatic intensive (katzenschinken) smoke, sweetness, vanilla;
powerful onset, great smoky aromas, soft, smooth, beautiful sweetness, citrus fruit, caramel, hints of vanilla; young?
medium with wood smoke and cold ashes; long finish;
- 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.
Cold smoke, ashes and an indefinable sweetness in the nose. Not bad at first.
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.
Medium long and smoky as expected. And after 3 or 4 minutes, the impression is more Ardbeg than towards Caol Ila.
- 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.
Sweet vanilla mixed with seaweed peat smoke. hint of chocolate too.
More like the nose, but also a bit salty. Also some caramel and dried fruits shimmer in the background.
Peat, iodine, and some alcohol. Medium length and a bit one dimentional.
- 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.
- If you are looking for a simple smoker, you are right here
Smoke ... sweet ..
cold smoke ... something sweet again
- Was a blind tasting. My tip was young whisky from Isle of Arran. Not my taste. But very nice smoky ...
Smoky, sweetish, oak, vanilla, salt alcohol at 40%
Smoky, young, salt, nose was better
Short salty not so sweet, a lot of sea water
- 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