Monday, October 11, 2021


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

Smokehead Twisted Stout (43% ABV) is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky, which has been part finished in stout casks.

Smokehead Twisted Stout

The influence of stout casks in this latest release, are said to have added notes of rich chocolate, treacle toffee, vanilla ice cream, roasted nuts and toasted biscuits.

Commenting on the launch, Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director, said: “Our unique and disruptive Smokehead thinking has led to some convention challenging, trail blazing, rule breaking whiskies over the years that don't follow the usual traditions and rituals. 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 Twisted Stout, is now available exclusively from for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush