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BenRiach Heredotus 12 Year Old (Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish)

(70cl, 46%)

BenRiach Heredotus 12 Year Old (Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish)

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BenRiach Heredotus 12 Bottling Note

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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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BenRiach Heredotus 12 Year Old (Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish) Reviews


Was lucky enough to get 2 (last in PL ?) somehow round 2014. Opened one, still remember the shock what was all within.. smoke, sweets, almost no alcohol (kept it in the glass for +/- 30 mins).. Anyone to explain why such MASTERPIECE is being discontinued? Keep the 2nd bottle to open up with my son, on a very importanticus day someday to come 😎💪

6th August 2017

Amazing yet discontinued

This makes me sad. I have finished the last bottle, and can't seem to buy it anywhere. Great quality to price ratio on this one. Lagavulin destroyer. I loved this dram.

3rd April 2016

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

Terrible name, terrible bottle, but what's inside is amazing!
For us phenol lovers, It's all you want in life, balance!!! The combination of the heavily peated barley, speyside creamy goodness and the wonders of a PX sherry finish have melded together so well and offer you an exclusive ( less than 3200 bottles) and value-for-money juicy, dry, malted goodness that breathes peated smoke and drinks sherried wine!
Buy one, great stuff!
Bruce Dorfling

16th March 2016

What a dram !!!

Incredible dram, shame to BW not continuing.. Keep the last bottle for my son - for me this stuff is a legend already

24th February 2016

Ardbeg beater,

I have been drinking this whiskey for two zears and am on mz third bottle. totally consistant, top quality, beatiful nose px cask influence shines through,slight cream of the Harveys kind,peat reek always there, lovely. Palate, peat, orange, strong citrus, sharp at first, smoothes over a bit with water, cream liquorice, honey, true sherry notes right to the end . 92/100.

1st December 2014


Completely agree with Salmon man below. I am a Talisker fan and asked at my local for something peaty that wasn't Talisker. This is what I ended up with.

It is similar to the T 10. And its really good. I've never heard of these guys before today, but with a bottle of this to share amongst the kin I am sure they will enjoy it. I can happily recommend it.

26th October 2014

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

Superb !!!

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

Shame I have morals

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

The price IS right!

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

Superb sherry-peat interaction!

Great whisky, could really play in a higher league. Has moments close in sensation to these of Ardbeg Uigedal. An achievement!!!

15th April 2013

One of the best

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

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