Smokehead Unfiltered Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 70cl
A brand created by Ian MacLeod, Smokehead is a series of Single Malt whiskies from an unnamed Islay distillery providing intense, full smokey tones - as you might expect from the name. Rumour has is the whisky is a young Ardbeg, possible around 5 years old, but this has never been officially confirmed.
The 'Unfiltered' part of this release is the fact the whisky hasn't undergone chill-filtration, a process by which spirit is chilled to just above freezing so impurities within the liquid crystallise, making it easier to filter out. There's a lot of argument in whisky drinking circles that chill-filtration is either purely cosmetic - meaning if you add ice the whisky won't go 'hazy' - or does actually remove some of the flavour compexities, even if only in a minor way. I tend to fall into the former side of the debate, but there are plenty of purists who don't want anyone messing about with 'their' drink.
Whatever - the most important thing is that it tastes good. And this absolutely does, with a full-on earthy smokiness from start to the lengthy finish. There's a lovely toffee sweetness underlying that smoke though, which does go some way to suggest Ardbeg is the source, and means that it's not just ALL smoke.
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