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BenRiach Heredotus Fumosus

Overall rating
85.32/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish
Bottled
22.11.2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American Oak + PX Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088791110
Added on
03 Apr 2013 6:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 250,00

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159 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Heredotus Fumosus

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.32 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting. I am still not sure if I should find these notes good
    Supplement: I think it's good!
    • Nose
      Strange spicy notes (nutmeg and cloves) with raisins and plums. Charcoal, resinous wood.
    • Taste
      Sweet Sherryote with dried fruits. Spicy notes recede significantly, but are still there. The light smoke completes the malt well.
    • Finish
      Long with licorice. Spices clearer again. Occupies tongue and palate.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/bottle-polishing-all-sorts/

    N: Weird engineered [engiweird] one. Smoked vegemite, herbal drinks towards dandelion & burdock, Dr pepper, fruit flavoured cigarettes [is that a thing?], burnt cherry drops,.. 
    T: Bitter-sour cream and what first seems like a port pipe cask influence. The peat translates to ash, the sherry to cherry Cognac cola bottles. Strange, but not altogether unpleasant. Develops on sweet liquorice and more sweet herbal. Drying.
    F: Fruity sweet and super ashy.
    C: Years ago I was utterly wowed by this heavily peated Benriach, given it was for me the first of its kind. How my tastes have changed. Note to self: Beware the ‘first of a kind’, and compare like with like where possible. This bottle soon settled in like a lone wolf at the back of the cabinet for a few years before finding its final drops integrated into some spurious cocktail blend. I forget which specific whiskysponge.com article it was now, but it includes the line “as I was running out of inventive ways to spoil perfectly good casks of 1970s Glenglassaugh and Benriach,…”.Scores a C-

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/benriach-12-yo-heredotus-fumosus-peated-pedro-ximinez-finish-3180-bottles-ob-2012/

  5. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This expression benefits extremely from oxidation. My points for a freshly opened botte was only a 82. A half-used bottle, stored away for at least 4 months (I use vacuvin bottle fastener) gets a lot more, in this case a high 87. Altogether I vote a 85 ;-) The sharpness fades away, also will the spices be reduced a little. With vacuvin fasteners the smoke will stay the same (which is very good). If I had another bottle of this stuff, I'd surely pure out half of the content to the first, already emptied bottle, close both bottles with vacuvin fasteners and let them getting in contact with the oxygen for at least four months, giving me a much better dram. What a pity that this expression is discontinued and there is no successor. I bought this expression for under 40 euros back in 2013, it's hard to find such good drams nowadays for that little money.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It seems a bit 'composed' by the combination of notes which all have their obvious origin, but still it works quite well. 85/86.
    • Nose
      A quite spicy oakiness in the nose, stings a bit. Then dark cherry and chocolate-y peat round off the sharp edges a bit.
    • Taste
      Chocolate-covered cherries. Peat, toffee and bramble.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, peat, cherry, eucalyptus and peach.

  8. Paulski88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. z-imaging scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Rated 88 for the bottling from the end of 2013

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