Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled its latest release, Twisted Stout. The brand-new limited-edition expression has been part finished in stout casks.
Still packing Smokehead’s peaty punch, Twisted Stout brings a smoother, sweeter, and silkier experience with its new whisky. Intertwined with the smoke you’d expect from Smokehead, the creamy, malty stout flavour adds notes of rich chocolate, treacle toffee, vanilla ice cream, roasted nuts, and toasted biscuits.
“Our unique and disruptive Smokehead thinking has led to some convention challenging, trailblazing, rule breaking whiskies over the years that don’t follow the usual traditions and rituals,” said Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director. “We’ve clearly struck a chord with those who do things their way, live life on their own bold terms, and pick a whisky that’s as disinterested in the status quo as they are. Twisted Stout is as far away from a standard single malt as the combination of tastes, aromas and flavours inside the bottle. So, while all our releases come with an original twist, our latest might just be our most twisted yet. Which is just how we like things.”
Smokehead also grabbed headlines recently with the launch of the first-ever pre-mixed single malt in a ready to drink can serve. Kick-starting the brand-new ready to drink range with two serves: ‘Smokehead mixed with Cola’ and ‘Smokehead mixed with Ginger and Lime’, both are available to purchase online via Amazon, Smokehead.com and other UK selected retailers.
Bottled at 43% ABV, Smokehead Twisted Stout is priced £49.99 per bottle. It is exclusively available for purchase from Smokehead’s official website.
Last year, Ian Macleod Distillers unveiled Smokehead Rum Rebel, where the Islay single malt whisky is finished in Caribbean Rum casks. The brand hopes to attract rum drinkers to the Scotch Whisky category with the new bottling.