BenRiach 10 Year Old Peated Curiositas Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 70cl 40%

BenRiach 10 Year Old Peated Curiositas Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 70cl 40%
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Description

Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression.

This rare single malt, from the Heartland of Speyside, has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes with an appealing oak finish. Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation which makes this Benriach perfect.

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

Colour: Rich Amber.
Nose: An explosion of aromatic peat reek with fragrant hints of honey. Sublimely medicinal, sweet grassy asphalt and heather, also with hints of malmsey.
Palate: Sweet and heavy smoke hits you first followed by peppery spice tingles, iodine and a warm nuttiness.
Finish: Bittersweet, dry wood, creosote and phenol, and fennel, in fact.

Taste Test

The kind of soft malt you could wean nippers on, as opposed to curiositas, which would be kippers. Unusually for a BenRiach there is a distinct toffee-fudge air to this one late on, but not enough to spoil that butterscotch-malt charm. No colouring added, so a case of the oak being a bit naughty.

- Jim Murray
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
The World's Leading Whisky Guide

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