Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky 0,7 l
|Alcoholic strength||43% vol.|
Dispatch time: 1-2 Working Days*2
The name of this single malt Scotch is already pinpointing its character. This whisky comes from the isle of Islay, which is renowned for smoky drams, and this is definitely one of the smokiest examples of its homeland. On the nose the peat is already heavy and fills the whole tumbler. Just little by little it gives space to fruity aromas like citrus, lemon, plum jam and fresh ginger.
On the palate the peaty adventure goes on. Again the smoke has a heavy impact and gives no space to other flavours in the beginning. Then nuances of cocoa, a bit sultanas, a hint of honey and therefore a soft sweetness find their way through and contribute to an extensive tasting experience.
Overall there is no burning and no unpleasant pungency. To the end the Smokehead single malt Scotch stays peaty and becomes slightly peppery. Besides tangy fruits a mellow acridity from the oak casks arises.
So the bottom line is, this island whisky is definitely for the heavy smoke loving whisky enthusiasts.
The Smokehead is a modern whisky, what is already shown by its bottle design. Its black and white label as well as the name shall underline its heavy peated character. It is not clear from which distillery this dram stems.
Some say its flavours remind of the companies in the southern part of Islay like Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Ardberg. Others say it is not possible for those distilleries to produce the Smokehead because of their limited capacities.
Furthermore, it is speculated that the Caol Ila Distillery is producing the Smokehead. Until a few years ago, this company was mainly distilling for other blended whiskies but started than to launch its own single malts.
However, in the end the company is not the important matter. For those who like smoky whiskies, it should be evident that this Scotch deserves to be placed at the own home bar.
|Dispatch time:||1-2 Working Days|
|Manufacturer/Importer||Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd. Russell House Dunnet Way Broxburn EH52 5BU/GB Schottland|