Smokehead 70cl 43°
For many Single Malts lovers, Islay rhymes with peaty and smoky. This new release of Ian Macleod Distillers Limited, "Smokehead" is a peculiar, original spirit destined to a young and hype public. A glance at the bottle and its packaging is enough to understand why it does "stand out" - literally - out of the whisky world, and especially the Single Malts world.
Beyond the transparency that reveals a beautiful amber colour, the bottle has been labeled with poster-like capital letters over a human skull, boldly stating Smokehead's features: Phenolic, Peaty, Vigourous, Smoky, Balanced, Deep. These white and golden letters over a black background will - at least - raise the eyebrows and might be reason enough for a try.
|Net Weight||0.7 kg|
For many Single Malts lovers, Islay rhymes with peaty and smoky.
The Treasure Island
The most western island of Scotland (the Hebrides not included) is not very attractive, with its pebbly hills less than 500 meters high and its windswept peat bogs. But Islay is a true paradise for whisky aficionados, as it boasts the most impressive malts of Scotland. The island has many reasons why whisky production is so vibrant. Its rich soil produces the barley needed for the distillation process, water flows from the sky, the wetlands used to provide the main combustible material and cover almost a quarter of the island.
For many Single Malts lovers, Islay rhymes with peaty and smoky. This is what offers the new Ian MacLeod expression, “Smokehead”, addressed to young, hype customers looking for the stylish, original spirits…