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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Smokehead, 43%

Review #508
This is a great young Islay Single Malt from Ian MacLeod. Un-chillfiltered and natural colour! Fresh, clean Islay peat in the smell. Baked apples, hints of exotic fruits and citrus. On top of it all, a layer of vanilla.

More heavy and full-bodied in the taste. Very oily! The white fruits gets replaced with grass and hay, but still with a little citrus present. In the finish, the peat is left behind with the sweetness. A great combination! Peat smoke and ashes mixed with honey and vanilla. It stays for quite a while with the oils covering the inside of my mouth.

A very fine young Islay malt, like it is supposed to be. Actually quite complex for a young Islay whisky. It is very oily, which helps the finish in both length and taste. I will give this 86/100 (21/21/22/22).

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