Smokehead to release special-edition rum cask finish

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

11 August 2020

Islay single malt brand Smokehead has just unveiled Smokehead Rum Rebel, a special-edition whisky finished in Caribbean rum casks

The new expression clocks in at 46% abv and will be released on 16 August, to coincide with International Rum Day.

Smokehead brand ambassador Mikey Sim will be hosting an episode of Smokehead TV on the brand's Instagram and Facebook channels to talk through the new rum-inspired expression and showcase how to craft its suggested serve, the Smokito.

'We are overwhelmed by the boldness of flavour in our new bottling and can’t wait to see our smokeheads’ reaction,' said Iain Weir, Smokehead brand director. 'When our rich, smoky, salty Islay Smokehead collides with spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks, carnage is inevitable.'

Suggested serve: The Smokito

Glass: Highball
Garnish: Maldon sea salt
Method: Add mint and sugar to the glass and stir for two minutes. Add the lime and water and stir for a further minute until all the sugar has dissolved. Add ice and pour the Smokehead into your highball glass. Sprinkle with a few flakes of smoked Maldon sea salt.

50ml Smokehead Rum Rebel
25ml lime juice mixed with 25ml water
2 tsp sugar
Fresh mint
Few flakes smoked Maldon sea salt 

46% abv, RRP £54.99, Smokehead, smokehead.com.

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