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Smokehead Sherry Bomb Limited Edition

26th October 2018
Smokehead Sherry Bomb is described as an explosive peaty sherried whisky.

Smokehead Sherry Bomb Limited EditionI am sure this one will be of great interest to those of you who enjoy a big peated sherried whisky, Smokehead today launched a new heavily peated limited edition Islay single malt called Smokehead Sherry Bomb which they tell me is a heavily peated Islay single malt that has been boldly blasted by sherry casks.

Priced at £64.99 and bottled at a very palatable 48% ABV, the full-bodied peaty whisky is said to have been heavily influenced by Oloroso Sherry casks to create a smoky, spicy and rich flavour. It is an Islay single malt whisky but as with all Smokehead expressions the specific Islay distillery from where it originated from is not revealed but that is part of the fun with Smokehead. It is a limited edition release

Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director, certainly makes it sound very enticing for those who enjoy a big peated sherried whisky, Iain commented: "Weíre proud of our Smokehead Sherry Bomb expression. The whisky is more explosive than an Armada cannonball. Itís not for everyone, but if youíre after a bold, peaty whisky thatís been blasted by rich sherry casks, then this is the delicious taste explosion youíve been waiting for."

Building on the launch of the new Smokehead brand design, Sherry Bombís packaging displays the brandís iconic skull - this time in fiery red - bold typography and smoked, textured backgrounds, with each Limited-Edition black bottle presented in a Sherry Bomb tin.

I haven't had the chance to taste this myself so I cant comment on its quality but the official tasting note below certainly makes it sound appealing if you enjoy a big peaty sherried dram.

Smokehead Sherry Bomb launched today here in the UK and will roll out globally in November, you will find it available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Smokehead Sherry Bomb Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose:  Thick peat lets you know youíve got a serious Islay single malt on your hands. Then a fruitier, creamier feel Ė soft rich oak, soothing custard and vanilla. But donít get comfortable - this is only the beginning.

Taste: Tie yourself down and wait for the hit of oily black smoke, with a rich heavy mouthcoating peaty feel. Then along comes a sweet sticky flavour of barbecued banana, (yes, really) tangy sultanas and dried fruits. Told you it was different.

Finish: The peat returns, just as you hoped/feared it would. This time itís brought some authentic Spanish sherry oakiness with it, pleasingly and disturbingly sweet. And one last sharp salty reminder that youíre not dealing with the ordinary here.

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