Located in the ‘Heart of Speyside’, in the North-East region of Morayshire, BenRiach displays all the traditional charm of a Speyside distillery. Built by John Duff in 1898, BenRiach draws its water from the Burnside springs located underground, deep below the distillery.
Distillery experiments with several interesting wood finishes and it continues to produce whisky from both peated and non-peated malted barley. The BenRiach portrays its own uniqueness through the particular methods and skills of the men who craft the whisky, the ingredients used, the distinctive copper stills and the high quality casks selected for maturation.
Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. In fact, BenRiach 10 Year Curiositas Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a return to the original Speyside character and flavor of malts typical of the nineteenth century. Curiositas is a distinctive and welcome addition to the Speyside scene – this is a dram to be savored with a dash of water.
NOSE: An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak.
PALATE: An avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.
FINISH: Mouthwatering saline hint and slightly astringent.