If Smokehead is an assault on your senses, then High Voltage is an all-out attack.
Its breath-taking intensity is a red light for the faint of heart. And a thumbs-up for those who don’t just enjoy the vigorous thump of the bass drum in their chest at a gig but savour the ringing in their ears afterwards.
Breathe it in and feel the rush of spirit hit the senses and the nose prickle. Intense peat and smoke, maritime air, porridge oats, clean vanilla and toffee.
A burn of hot spirit and the mouth fills with smoke, feeling almost thick with oiliness before softening and becoming creamier, with nutty, briny and citrus notes.
The mouth is almost in shock, numb and tingling. A sweetness mixes nicely with the slowly fading smoke, leaving a salty tang.
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.