Islay single malt brand Smokehead has launched Sherry Bomb, an ‘explosive’ limited edition mystery malt fully matured in oloroso Sherry casks.
The ‘heavily peated’ Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a no-age-statement whisky bottled at 48% abv.
Said to contain notes of ‘thick peat’ before ‘a sweet sticky flavour of barbecued banana’, the whisky’s cask is said to impart ‘authentic Spanish Sherry oakiness’ on the finish.
Iain Weir, brand director for Smokehead, said: ‘It’s not for everyone, but if you’re after a bold, peaty whisky that’s been blasted by rich Sherry casks, this is the taste explosion you’ve been waiting for.’
Priced at £64.99, the whisky is currently available in the UK and will be available globally in November, although only 18,000 bottles of the limited edition single malt are set to be released.
The opaque black bottle displays the Smokehead brand’s signature skull in ‘fiery red’ stamped on a smoky backdrop, which matches the whisky’s outer packaging tin.
The Smokehead range was redesigned earlier this year to coincide with the launch of its cask strength single malt Smokehead High Voltage, descibed as a ‘more intense’ version of the original expression.
Developed by Ian Macleod Distillers in 2006, the range consists of independently-bottled Islay single malts presented to appeal to younger consumers.