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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BenRiach 12 yo (bottled 2012), Heredotus Fumosus, 46%

Review #768
This is from the “Wood Finish” series, and it´s matured in American oak and then finished in PX Sherry butts. Heavy peat on the nose straight away! Vanilla sweet, but mixed with dried fruits. I really enjoy that combo!

Again the heavy peat in the taste, but it is actually quite “gentle”. Normally a heavy peated whisky at 46% will give an initial kick, but this is quite gentle and creamy. Much like the smell – sweet vanilla, heavy peat and dried fruits. The finish is long, but again, not much changes.

A great dram, but perhaps not that complex. Great for sipping in good company, but perhaps not that challenging if you are looking to pick a whisky apart. If you like Sherry cask matured peated whiskies, I don´t think you will be disappointed! I will give this 87/100 (22/22/22/21).

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