Whisky Advent Calendar 14: Smokehead

Another day, another specifically smoky whisky. This one’s called the Smokehead, which I recognise because I was given it as part of a set a couple of years ago and I have still yet to drink it.

Once again, as predicted, it is rather a pale whisky; why, I’m not sure, despite a brief attempt at Googling it.

On the nose, the smoke is not overly harsh. It has a butterscotch undertone, and some interesting brown sugar notes, but the smoke is definitely there, and it’s the main flavour. It would be difficult not to notice the smoke on tasting it either; frankly, though this is the most balanced of the heavily smoked whiskies, I’m tiring somewhat of the ‘craft smoke’ whiskies. 7/10.

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