Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
A limited release of 6,000 bottles, an 18 year old edition of Smokehead in individually numbered bottles. The contemporary frosted squat taper-shaped black bottle featuring silver letterpress type was developed by London design agency Navyblue. Read more
Sampled on 08/09/2013
Clear, mid to deep golden.
Smoked kippers and coal dust with vanilla, cocoa, clove and overripe honeyed banana.
Subtle underlying vanilla sweetness eases the brutality of the smoky peat, tar, clove, ginger and cracked black pepper spice. Water amplifies the peppery spice so I’d keep the water on the side.
Long, smoky clove spice with lingering dark chocolate.
Closure: Natural cork stopper