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Smokehead Whisky gearing up for Halloween

Islay whisky maker Smokehead will be making its presence known in on and off-trade venues in the UK and globally this Halloween.

Smokehead-themed Halloween window displays will be emerging in specialist off-licence venues across the UK, while the brand's Freakishly Tasty Halloween cocktail range will be available in partner bars.

Its original Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky will be available in on and off-trade venues alongside its other expressions, High Voltage, Sherry Bomb and Rum Rebel, which was released for International Rum Day in August. All three are now available in a gift tin, launched by Smokehead this month.

Ian Weir, Smokehead brand director, said: "Just like Halloween, Smokehead is not for everyone. We're looking to cause a spooky stir in the trade this Halloween with our eye-popping off-trade window displays and scarily tasty cocktails.

"Obviously there have been and may well be further restrictions in the on-trade, but we've had a strong year for Smokehead under tough conditions. We're delighted to see such an eager and enthusiastic response to Smokehead from the trade and will continue to support our partners where we possibly can."

Fancy trying one of Smokehead's Freakishly Tasty Halloween cocktails? Find the recipes below:

Killer Kimchi


  • 50ml Smokehead Original
  • 1 tbsp kimchi, finely chopped
  • 4-5 dashes jalapeno tobacco
  • 4-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of smoked paprika
  • Tomato juice


Combine all ingredients and drop in ice. Top up with the tomato juice. Use half a celery stick, some chives, cherry tomato and a red chilli sliced in half to garnish.

Don't Bite, Snow White


  • 50ml Smokehead High Voltage
  • 25ml apple liqueur
  • 25ml cranberry juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Cider


Combine all ingredients and muddle. Top up with cider and add plenty of ice. Garnish with fresh green apple.

The Frankenshake


  • 50ml Smokehead Original
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • 6-7 drops doughnut reduction


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Stir, mix, drop in the ice and top with whipped cream, sweets and chocolate sauce.

22 October 2020 - Bethany Whymark