BenRiach Heredotus Fumosus

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish
Stated Age
12 years old
American Oak + PX Sherry Butts Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 jan 2015 8:12 pm by riesenwattwurm

Average value

€ 119.00

7 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Heredotus Fumosus

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points

  1. Arquebus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A competent sherried Speysider with sweet smoke and malt to match. Makes a pleasant change from the Islay Peat Giants. 

  2. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - an absolutely ingenious excellent 12 year old single malt from
    - even better than the already very good 12 year sherry
    - at that time (before 2016) for about 35 - 40 € a mega price for
    this great whisky…. unfortunately no longer available
    • Nose
      intense smell of smoke (ham smoke) with a light sherry in the background, fruity, fruit cake, melon, smells like a little brother of Lagavulin 16, very balanced
    • Taste
      Mild, soft approach, warm development in the mouth, less smoke than expected, a lot of fruit and a slight sweetness, dark currant, before you swallow a torrent of smoke
    • Finish
      long smoky finish;
      Interplay of fruit, spice and smoke in the aftertaste

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    He already has a nice color.
    American Oak and PX Sherry Barrel.

    I usually like the smoky ones from BenRiach very much.
    They are not overwhelming and are also suitable for those who do not dare to approach an Ardbeg or even a Laphroaig.
    This one is no exception.

    Very subtle in the aroma.
    A fine, smoky nose.
    But also noticeable oak barrel and of course the slightly sweet, tickling note of sherry.
    Everything very harmonious.
    Nothing stings, nothing bothers you.

    In terms of taste, the wood notes predominate.
    The smoke fades into the background.
    A bitter, tart, slightly dry note.
    More spicy than sweet.

    It's a nice malt.
    A nice combination of smoke and sherry.
    Wonderful aroma.
    A bit bitter taste ...

  5. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Poured blind, I'd almost believe this is an old Islay. Sweet sherry edges out peat and makes for a balanced dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wow. Depth and sherry dominance, but not overwhelming. peat hangs in the background and sherry cake spice tumbles around. Fantastic sherry, malt and balance with the peats and Sherry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Balance is the key. Comes off like an older malt, maybe 60's Laga... balanced sherry with peat permeability. Lots going on here, sherry cake and burnt strawberry, fruit cake and candied almonds. Fruit forward, sherry dominant and peat throughout.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Brief, pear carries this one. Lapsang Suchon and oak spice. Lots of oak spice, clove and Mace... big sherry in the finish but it has lightened up quit a bit, more a touch bitter and campfire ash. Yum.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. nhuber did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    great sweet smoky whisky.... Recall I immediately bought 2 bottles at the Distillery after trying at the tasting bar there, great complex smoke, also while 12 is on the label the whisky within was much older than 12 as the person in charge said, Tasting profile supports that and that's why I bought in the UK despite higher prices than in Germany because at least that certain bottling was special :) and one of the last ones because the old warehouse stock did not last forever.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A great malt!

    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      85 85
      pleasant "ham smoke", exotic sweet fruits (melon?);
    • Taste
      86 86
      mild, soft onset, warming, oak, low smoke, light sweetness, currants;
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, smoky; in the end, an interplay of fruit and smoke;

  9. wbarchive_378685 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91


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