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Benriach 12 Year Old Heredotus Fumosus Pedro Ximinez Peated

Smoky sherry

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

24th Dec 2014


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose: medicinal peat strikes right away, but it is followed by intense sweetness from the sherry casks. Smoldering bonfires and sweet dark fruit syrup. Quite lovely.

Taste: those tingling peat notes dance around the palate, followed by an ashen smokiness. Could easily be mistaken for an Islay. But then there is the sweetness of black cherry intermingled with the peat. Very nicely balanced attack.

Finish: the smoke flavour lingers forever, of course, but the richness of the sherry casks is also present, without any undue sourness to spoil the party.

Balance: a very rich, intense malt which manages to balance heavy peat and heavy sherry. A little much when you are seeking a lighter dram, but should appease both peat-heads and lovers of sherried malts.

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