Smokehead

This 'secret' Islay single malt from Ian McLeod is a heavily peated, intense and powerful, but affordable Islay malt. The distillery is undisclosed, so have fun with guessing.

This 'secret' Islay single malt from Ian McLeod is a heavily peated, intense and powerful, but affordable Islay malt. The distillery is undisclosed, so have fun with guessing.

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3643
Blend-Scotch
Scotland
Single Malt Whisky
43%
0.7 l
Ian MacLeod
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Spices:
Sweet:
Salt:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Ham:
Honey:
Iodine:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oak:
Plum:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Herb:
Ginger:
Malt:
Chili:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Banana:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Date:
Fig:
Grape:
Ham:
Hay:
Honey:
Medicinal Smoke:
Orange:
Pear:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Chili:
Herbs:
Fruit:
Ginger:
Heather:
Sweet:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Ham:
Hay:
Lemon:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pear:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:

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93
Tasting Notes 2

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01. Dec 2017
Color: hay and gold
Nose: a new tire, citric, smoke, butterscotch, pear, stewed apples, forest fruits, banana. 19/25
Palate: good. Peat, coal, calcium (I like it - as a school kid I used to eat the white chalk ;-D ), sweet caramel, marzipan. Quite strong alcoholic disturbes a little bit - probably a young distillate. 20/25
Finish: rather short, smokey, sweet and bitter. 17/25
Balance: medium-balanced, young spirit. 18/25
Very interesting one. If you like smokey, peaty Whiskies, or if you are an Islay Fan, the Smokehead will be good for you. Good to have it in my collection! Thank you, Ätie!
Overall, maltmark 74/100

Farbe: Heu und Gold
Nase: neue Autoreifen, Zitrus, Butterscotch, Birne, gebackene Äpfel, Waldfrüchte, Bananen. 19/25
Körper: gut. Torfig, Kohle, Kalzium (ich mag es. Als Schulkind habe ich weiße Kreide gegessen ;-D ), süßes Karamell, Marzipan. Geruch von Alkohol ist jedoch etwas zu stark - das ist ein bisschen unangenehm. Verstimmt weil der Whisky ziemlich jung ist. 18/25
Finish: ziemlich kurz. Rauchig, süß und bitter. 17/25
Balance: medium. Mann merkt das er jung ist. 18/25
Sehr interessant. Wenn du rauchige Whiskies magst, oder wenn du einfach einen Islay-Fan bist, der Smokehead ist genau für dich. Es ist gut ihn in meiner Kollektion zu haben. Danke Ätie!
74/100
glugglug
19. Nov 2016
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke
Taste:
Ham Salt Spices
Finish:
Oil Ham
Comment:
For some reason, this one reminds me of bacon on the nose & palate. Love this!
Rob
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17. May 2017
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