Insider knowledge: BenRiach Heredotus 12 Year Old (Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be BenRiach Heredotus 12 Year Old (Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
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.
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.
10th June 2013
didn't have the highest hopes for this one, but WOW was i wrong!! it blew my mind.. for that age and price it's a killer! BUY! /Micke Andersson, Sweden
19th April 2013
Great whisky, could really play in a higher league. Has moments close in sensation to these of Ardbeg Uigedal. An achievement!!!
15th April 2013
This is the one of all the whiskys you can talk about absolute world class for a fair price. /Andreas Ödén Gävle, Sweden
17th January 2010