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Smokehead Extra Rare Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Smokehead Extra Rare

Brand
Smokehead
Expression
Extra Rare
Type
Scotch Whisky
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
Region
Islay
Website
www.smokehead.co.uk
Availability
Travel Retail

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Young and immediately smoky: medicinal,bandages ointment and coal tar soap. Sweet underneath. A honey badger with its teeth bared.
Palate
Ash. Big smoky impact with some creaminess. Lighter and creamier than you expect,but collapses when water is added (so don't!)
Finish
Ashes (to ashes)
Comment
Strangely lacking in weight in the middle,this either needs to be bolstered a little - or bottled at a higher strength.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Intensely marine. Thick peat smoke rising up above Ardbeg (?) on a drich day. Sooty. Then a warmer straw aroma. Peaches in cream.With water,a TCP touch.
Palate
Smooth, refreshing. Sweet cereals. A tender caress on the palate but in the same time,keeps a dry sooty feel.
Finish
Dry,slightly leafy. A nutty aftertaste.
Comment
A refreshing Ileach. Straightf orward, head in the kiln ! Smoke phobes,keep away from that fellow.
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