Day three of the Fumosus series brings us to the PX finished Heredotus Fumosus. As opposed to the first two expression (the dark rum and the Madeira), the PX is a nice expression, second only to the port finished Importanticus Fumosus which will be reviewed tomorrow.
BenRiach 12 Heredotus Fumosus, Pedro Ximénez Finish (46% ABV, NCF, NC)
Appearance: Amber with thin legs.
Nose: Peat and Christmas cake, vanilla, sweet sherry, faint cigarette smoke and jelly cookies.
Palate: Peat, lemon/citrus with some sweetness and notes of cream soda.
Linger: Warming in the gullet, the linger is sweet with a saccarin-y quality.
As I said, this is an interesting expression, and makes for a decent dram. However, this is by no means a sherry bomb, and is big on the peat with the sherry only giving highlights.