Smokehead - Rum Rebel Islay Single Malt Whisky (70cl, 46%)
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When the Islay rebel meets its rum cask cousin, the familiar peaty punch of Smokehead is given a sweet and furious Caribbean jolt. Soothing citrus and tropical fruits. And is that marshmallow and bacon?
The First Impression:
Hanging out in Caribbean rum casks gives this smokehead a jolt of immense smoke and fiery peat, followed by soothing citrus and tropical fruits. And is that marshmallow and bacon in there...?
The Full on Flavour:
Face down a fearlessly rich and peaty punch, thick oils and bracing sea spray, tempered with dried spices, banana and dark wood.
The safety of dry land is in sight. Notes of caramel and cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, add a delicate contrast to the lingering smokiness.