Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Ian Macleod Distillers, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition, rum finished Smokehead expression.

Smokehead Rum Rebel (46% ABV) is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished in Caribbean rum casks.

Smokehead Rum Rebel

Launching ahead of International Rum Day on August 16th, Smokehead Rum Rebel, is said to be a rich, smoky, salty Islay whisky rebel, finished in spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks creating culture colliding carnage and a melding of mouth-watering tastes.

Smokehead Rum Rebel, joins the family of Smokehead Original, Smokehead High Voltage and the latest release Sherry Bomb, a smoky Islay single malt that has been ‘boldly blasted’ by sherry casks.

Commenting on the news, Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director, said: “We are overwhelmed by the boldness of flavour in our new bottling and can’t wait to see our Smokeheads’ reaction. When our rich, smoky, salty Islay Smokehead collides with spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks, carnage is inevitable. We’re encouraging all our Smokeheads and rum fans alike to stir up a Rum Rebel Smokito and raise their glass high this International Rum Day. Like all our Smokehead whiskies, Rum Rebel is not for everyone. This whisky is for the fearless.”

Smokehead Rum Rebel, will be available from and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £54.99.

Posted by Steve Rush