BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Single Peated Malt Scotch Whisky
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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.
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.