Brand
Smokehead
Expression
Sherry Bomb
Whisky type
Single Malt
Origin
Islay, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2018
ABV.
48.00%
Source
Smokehead
In collection
10×

Review by Smokehead

Nose

Thick peat lets you know youve got a serious Islay single malt on your hands. Then a fruitier, creamier feel soft rich oak, soothing custard and vanilla. But dont get comfortable this is only the beginning.

Palate

Tie yourself down and wait for the hit of oily black smoke, with a rich, heavy mouthcoating peaty feel. Then along comes a sweet sticky flavour of barbecued banana (yes, really), tangy sultanas and dried fruits. Told you it was different.

Finish

The peat returns, just as you hoped/feared it would. This time its brought some authentic Spanish sherry oakiness with it, pleasingly and disturbingly sweet. And one last sharp salty reminder that youre not dealing with the ordinary here.

Note

Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a peaty Islay single malt that has well and truly earned its name. Blasted by rich, sweet and spicy Spanish sherry casks, it has emerged as fiery, explosive, heavy hitting dram that has even turned our skull red. It might well be the exact highly unusual taste youve been waiting for. It might be a cannonball careering towards you that youre keen to avoid. Either way, weve taken our not for everyone mantra to a whole new level.

Source: Smokehead