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Overall rating
81.01/100
votes
399
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottled
23.02.2006
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L230206 31213BB
Barcode
5010852010701
Added on
17 Feb 2009 9:37 pm

Average value

€ 39,70

11 × in wishlist

399 × member ratings

1231 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smokehead IM

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.01 points

  1. Pyromann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nice smoky / peaty whisky, more like heavy, combines with some sweetness
    • Nose
      Intense, solid nos. Overripe fruit, very intensive. Sweetness, which is sharpened by smoke and peatiness.
    • Taste
      Smoke and hints of coal. Softened by some sweetness.
    • Finish
      Sharp, acrid, smoky.

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A great choice if you like smoky whisky and don't mind the young and simple character. This is all about the big peaty taste of islay for a good price.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. Danny1968 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Smokehead Single Malt has a light golden color. In the nose he is smoky and peaty.
    lemon, fresh ginger, salty and spicy. In the mouth he has a strong taste,
    Peat, cocoa and also honey.

  5. joep scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    the nose was kind of flat, nothing much there. taste all right, smoke, some spices, some oak. good islay for the money, not really complex, but all right
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. d1scostu scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. hartist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    What good to buy this bottle ?. We can still find better in OB islay for hardly more expensive.
    • Nose
      Enough "big" smoke behind which swirls more fruity (apples, pears, yellow plums), spicy (vanilla, chilli) and citrus notes. Also some more grassy fragrances (pine forest, peppermint) in discrete touch.
    • Taste
      Frontal attack on highly spicy and fruity notes that disappear quickly after a few seconds, as faded. Then comes on stage a dry smoke, smoky and powerful, too monolithic.
    • Finish
      Rather short, uncomplicated, on a smoke note that has become more ashen and vaguely sweet.

  10. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant easy-drinking dram.
    • Nose
      Delicate camp fire smoke. Direct association: Caol Ila.
      Behind the smoke, it gets sweet and fruity. Lots of vanilla, citrus notes, apple and honey.
    • Taste
      Cold Lagerdeuer. Strong, peppery onset, then honey sauce and vanilla, citrus fruit in the background.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, campfire, coffee and chocolate notes.

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