BenRiach Heredotus 12
A 12 year old from the BenRiach distillery, this Speyside single malt was finished in casks used prior to mature Pedro Ximenez sherry. This is a heavily peated BenRiach, a limited release of 3,180 bottles.
Nose: Lots of firm peat. Malty, slightly smoky.
Palate: Soft. Supple pine with notes of Americano coffee, malty peat whirling throughout. Vanilla.
Finish: Dry, cereal notes, barley.
Shame I have morals
Great with smoked salmon
The closest taste I have to this is Talisker, but this as far from Talisker as Apocalypse is from mutants
20th July 2014
It can easily play in the same league as Ardbeg, Laphroaig and other Islay malts do... just you pay less. Incredible value for money, this is a top-notch smoky dram.
4th April 2014
i´m not really in to sherry, but this mix with peat was suprisingly good
21st January 2014
I would love to give this one star to ensure that there is more available when I come back but..... , share the love, this is a great dram. If this came out of a distillery that was 'known' you would be paying more. My favourite sherry/peat mix(second bottle).Only reason I dont give it a 10 is because the depth is lacking slightly, but to be fair its a 12yr at just over £30, I am going to change my rating to 10.
21st December 2013
I'm not a sherry/peat man but this was a synchronised and pleasant marriage of the two. I would not hesitate for a second purchasing this.