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Smokehead Tasting notes and reviews

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Smokehead

Brand
Smokehead
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
Region
Islay
Website
www.smokehead.co.uk
Availability
Buy online now
United Kingdom
Smokehead £33.95

Dave Broom

Nose
Bang! Kipper paté with lemon served on an oatcake. Medicinal notes (Germoline) then: fish stock, cow shed, smoked meat. Seems young.
Palate
Instant dry smoke (suggesting youth) but calms down a little and mellows in the centre.
Finish
Crowdie cheese rolled in oats, hotsmoked salmon.
Comment
Not subtle, but is it meant to be? Just needs a little sweet oak to round the edges off, but why is it called smackhead?

Arthur Motley

Nose
Smoky tea, an ashiness like a fire grate the morning after.
Palate
A little fruitiness, like black grapes. Some sweetness too and a herb character (almost basil, but not quite).
Finish
Lots of smoke, masking a fruitiness.
Comment
That Lapsang Souchong character is distinctive. Attractive youth, resolutely smoky but with a class. Lauren Bacall before the wrinkles.
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