An Islay Single Malt Whisky that’s an assault on your senses.
So if you refuse to conform to the rules of normal whisky drinking, and are seeking out something more uncommon, then here’s where that pig-headed inquisitiveness of yours gets rewarded.
Less Old Fashioned, more Bold Fashioned, this bitter and twisted citrus-y classic is reborn and rebooted with the addition of peppery, peaty, potent Smokehead.
Put the sugar in your glass and wet it down with bitters. Crush all that together with whatever blunt instrument is handy, then rotate your glass so the sugar and bitters give it a lining. Add in some hefty ice cubes then pour over your whisky. Top if all off with the dark chocolate.
Like setting sail knowing there’s a typhoon on your tail. The intensely rich peatiness of Smokehead meets a salty seabed undertow, swirling together in your glass like a deep-sea whirlpool.
This requires a little more craft. But it’s worth it, trust us.
Take 200ml of water, 200gm of sugar, a sprinkle of rehydrated seaweed and simmer until the sugar is dissolved (a minute or so). Add a sprig of rosemary, a hefty pinch of salt and simmer for another 20 seconds. Pour Smokehead into a glass, strain in about 20ml of the syrup, add the ice and stir. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary freshly scorched and still smoking rosemary.
A little something that’ll warm the soles of your feet and your very soul. The fiery kick of Smokehead High Voltage combines with the zesty kick of ginger to create an effervescent zinger that spices things up nicely.
Chop about 2-3cm off your ginger root and peel it. Slice it finely, grate it roughly, or mash the living daylights out if out. Your call. Pour the ginger in the bottom of the glass, add a generous measure of High Voltage and chiselled chunks of ice. Then pour over some decent ginger beer. Add a slice of lemon and garnish with a sliver of ginger.
Don’t let The Man tell you this is sacrilege. Just give in to the thick smokiness, as it gives way to indulgent caramel. As sweet as honey, with a powerful, peaty punch.
Let’s face it, if we need to spell this one out, you probably shouldn’t be drinking Smokehead. But here goes. Put a measure of bold smoky whisky in your favourite glass. Smash up some ice. Feels good, doesn’t it? Pour over some quality cola. Add a wedge of lime to garnish.