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Overall rating
79.79/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5010852010701
Added on
18 Sep 2012 8:47 pm

Average value

€ 26,66

2 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

160 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead IM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.79 points

  1. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice acquisition. Easy whisky and excellent in terms of price / quality. TOP!
    • Nose
      Tranquil peat smell is less than you would suspect by name and label. Subtlety is to appreciate.
    • Taste
      Fits in the line of expectation that "the nose" gives you. You expect a 'peat bomb' but that is not the case. Surprisingly beautiful and soft, "sweet" !!!
    • Finish
      Do not hang in your mouth / throat, this is nice because now you can take the next sip.

  2. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Prima whisky, an excellent purchase in terms of price / quality. The "smoke content" is less than the label and the name suggests, but wonderfully subtle. Beautiful whisky !!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mineral peat, Wet coals, seaweed, iodine, granite dust, old socks, cough syrup, the yucky kind 
    • Taste
      Smoked meat, salts, earthy peat 
    • Finish
      Medium, mineral smoke, like the steam off stones in a sauna 

  4. vb_bembel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A humble guess: coal ila.

    If so, I would definitely go with original bottlings.

    If not, I would definitely go with other Islay whiskies.

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