Smokehead Extra Black 18 Year

Peated Single Malt

Smokehead // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.54
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

Smokehead is a brand owned by independent bottler, Ian MacLeod. The whisky's popularity lies in its mystery as no one knows which Islay distillery it comes from, although persistent rumors suggest it starts with an A. Only 6,000 sleek black bottles of this single malt were produced. It's bottled at 46% ABV.

  • age
    18 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"A subtle brine and peat smoke intertwine with a hint of rubber and a touch of varnish. The delicate nose also has a fruitier side with apple juice and grapes. The peat smoke on the palate is very soft. There's ash and tar, as well as smoked salmon, ginger, and a thin fruity layer. The finish is soft and gentle. Medium in length."

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