Caribbean rum cask finish hard to resist.

Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky (from an undisclosed distillery) matured in ex-Caribbean rum casks. The rum balances tropical fruitness with salt and spice!

If you’re a fan of salty and sweet flavour combinations, you’re in for a treat.

Nose: Clear Islay smoke arrives first, with a touch of seaweed in there, before hints of BBQ pineapple and fresh mango develop.

Palate: Enjoyably savoury and briny at first, but once again, tropical fruit and cola cube sweetness attempts to wrestle control.

Finish: Waxy orange and vanilla, with the final smoky embers of a beach bonfire.

Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel is the latest addition to the increasingly popular Smokehead range from Ian Macleod Distillers. It joins the Smokehead Original, High Voltage and Sherry Bomb expressions in the core domestic range and the Extra Rare and Rum Riot in the travel retail range. All carry no age statement.

Smokehead is an Islay single malt brand that is owned and bottled by Iain Macleod Distillers. The company also own the Glengoyne, Rosebank and Tamdhu single malt distilleries.

Smokehead was first released in 2006 and stirred up the whisky category at the time with its then unconventional look and contemporary packaging. This has since had a revamp a couple of years ago and continues to be innovative.

The Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel is bottled at 46% ABV and can be purchased online at

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