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BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus | 46.0% | Speyside
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Distillery Info
BenRiach Distillery, Scotland     founded: 1898 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #33   |   09/02/13   |   Hosted by Steph
For our mystery malts and mad names night, we headed to a Duddingston cottage to sample some intriguing whiskies by the fireplace..
Other bottles sampled:
#57 CB The Spice Tree | SSWC review 33a
#59 As We Get It - Islay 8yo | SSWC review 33c
Smells
Plenty going on here, smells like the world's weirdest pizza restaurant with biltong, chanterelles, Frazzles, smoked salmon and haddock, seaweed and leather all on the menu. There are memories of the Jorvik Museum, nasty sea water, damp swamps, a used griddle and dunking your head in the river we all hold those dear. TCP, formaldehyde, antiseptic, mothballs, oily rusty rags and mahogany wood varnish all suggest a chemical note while cherries, kirsh and fruit salad sweets take us to a sweeter place.
Tastes
The classic spent campfire is very clear with smoky cheese, dry roasted peanuts, burnt oranges, muscavado sugar and a peat burn with it's own deceased otter collection as supporting evidence. Christmas sweet stuff also pervades dates, pickled walnuts, barley sugar, stewed sultanas, candied cashews, black olives, banoffee pie, cumin and cloves. Tomato pure and sage are the miscellaneous few plus someone who worryingly thinks they know what paraffin tastes like.


  This BenRiach is peated and finished in a Tawny Port cask, that thy then paint blue (that's a lie)
Finish & Comments
The finish is long, long, long OK Steph!? With sweet Werther's Originals, burnt caramel and popping candy, and it's spicy - pepper, paprika and green herbs. Some people were gargling dettol, others enjoyed crispy baked potatoes, tobacco and cactus we're a diverse bunch.
Cost
~£32 (70cl)
Useful Links
BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus - official link   |   http://www.benriachdistillery.co.uk/BenRiachI
Rating
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.


82 / 100


7.0
Average score



Detailed scores (out of 10)
Hamish: 6.1
Huw: 7.5
Iain: 7
Jamie: 7.5
Kate: 7
Laura: 6
Liz: 7.3
Martin: 7.4
Peter: 7
Phil: 7.7
Russell: 7.7
Saskia: 7
Shelley: 6.2
Steph: Null
Tasting Game Points (out of 6)
Hamish: 0
Huw: 0.5
Iain: 0
Jamie: 1
Kate: 0
Laura: 1
Liz: 2
Martin: 0.5
Peter: 0
Phil: 2
Russell: 0
Saskia: 0
Shelley: 1
Steph: N/A

 


 
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