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BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas Peated

BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas Peated

BenRiach Distillery: 
“The BenRiach CURIOSITAS uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression. This rare peated single malt, from the Heartland of Speyside, has wonderful overtones of PEAT reek, combined cleverly with a background of FRUITY, FLORAL, heathery notes and an appealing presence of OAK WOOD in the finish.

Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 YEARS of maturation. In fact, peated BenRiach is a return to the ORIGINAL Speyside character and flavour of malts typical of the nineteenth century. Curiositas is a DISTINCTIVE and welcome addition to the Speyside scene – this is a dram to be savoured with a dash of water.”

Tasting Notes

Nose:
An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak.

Colour:
Rich amber.

Taste:
An avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.