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Smokehead - Sherry Bomb

91.88 / 100

Smoky & Earthy Flavours

Visual: 4.67 /5  •  Aroma: 24.21 /25  •  Taste: 36.79 /40   •  Finish: 26.21 /30

Dram Code: T235

Producer: Mystery Islay

Bottler: Ian Mcleod Distillers

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask: Ex-Sherry

Age: Unknown

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Added Colour: Yes

ABV: 48%

Cask Strength: No

Release: Small Batch

Price: $152.09 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T235

Producer: Mystery Islay

Bottler: Ian Mcleod Distillers

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask Type: Ex-Sherry

Age: Unknown

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

ABV: 48%

Cask Strength: No

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Added Colour: Yes

Release: Small Batch

Price: $152.09 (at time of review)

About This Single Malt Whisky

The Unbottling Video

 

 

The Versus Results

Smokehead Sherry Bomb took the silver medal after knocking out the Adelphi Private Stock and the Artist Collective Pulteney 12. It was knocked out by the gold medal winner, Duncan Taylor Girvan Aged 6 Years.

 

 

Group Tasting Notes

These tasting notes were collected from the participants of the “Indy Vs Indy” tasting event. Tastes like an Ardmore! Smoky lapsang souchong, facon (fake bacon) by the ocean, ash, salted roasted nuts.

By Adam Bradshaw on November 29, 2021

Score & flavour profile voted on by members who sampled the whisky

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Flavour Profile

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fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

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