Smokehead Whisky Launches First-Ever Pre-Mixed Single Malt In A Can

By Allyson Nichols / September 22, 2021

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky has launched what is says is the first-ever pre-mixed single malt in a can with two new serves – Smokehead mixed with Cola and Smokehead mixed with Ginger + Lime.

The brand-new Smokehead ready-to-drinks launch to save people from the usual pre-mixed cocktails and offer an experimental smoky alternative to shake-up socialising, according to information from the company. Smokehead mixed with Cola is exactly as the name suggests, mixing together Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky with the bubbly taste of Cola.

Smokehead mixed with Ginger Ale + Lime, meanwhile, “blends smoky, sweet Smokehead with aromatic ginger ale, finished with a twist of lime.”

“There is a long-standing debate whether a single malt should be mixed. But Smokehead is an unapologetically bold smoky whisky that is made to be enjoyed however you want it,” Smokehead Brand Director Iain Weir said in a prepared statement. “Smokehead refuses to follow the rules of conventional whisky drinking.”

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Smokehead in a can (image via Ian Macleod Distillers)

The whisky was established by Ian Macleod Distillers, noted as being one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, blenders and bottlers. Ian Macleod is the world’s 10th largest Scotch whisky company, producing and selling over 15 million bottles of spirits every year, and has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits, including  Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Rosebank and Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin. Smokehead’s current lineup includes Rum Rebel, Smokehead, High Voltage and Sherry Bomb, as well as the new canned single malts.

Both 330ml cans (6% ABV) are available for a retail price of £2.50 in the United Kingdom currently. For those unfamiliar with Smokehead, below is official information on each of their core releases.

  • Rum Rebel – The rich, smoky, salty Islay whisky rebel is finished in spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks creating culture colliding carnage and a melding of mouth-watering tastes.
  • Smokehead – Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the original expression, an intensely rich yet subtly sweet dram. With immense smoke and notes of sea salt and spice, this is a vigorous whisky that stands out from the crowd.
  • High Voltage – If Smokehead is an assault on your senses, then High Voltage is an all-out attack. The breath-taking intensity of the peat and smoke is a red light for the faint of heart.
  • Sherry Bomb – A peaty Islay single malt that has well and truly earned its name. Blasted by rich, sweet and spicy Spanish sherry casks, it has emerged as a fiery, explosive, heavy hitting dram that has even turned our skull red.

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