Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Speyside
Strength: 46% alc/vol
The curious case of the BenRiach Distillery is one filled with setbacks and perseverance. The have always aspired to create stand out whisky in the â€œheart of Speyside.â€ Because of multiple changes in the ownership over the brand, BenRiach is sitting on an abundance of rare and old single malt whisky. One bottle in particular, the BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old, is an ode toâ€ the original Speyside character and flavor of malts typical of the nineteenth century.â€ What this means in more practical terms is that this expression is a decade old, making use of a heavily peated malted barley to create this 46% ABV bottling.
Speyside whiskies range anywhere from light and floral to full-bodied and smoky, which can appease new and seasoned Scotch fans alike.
Nose: A hint of banana & Vanilla followed by a lovely dash of Speyside peat smoke.
Palate: Arid, dry & oaky. Nutmeg & all spice.
Finish: Scottish heather, leather and nuances of cigar smoke.