Most whiskies achieve light peating through the water source; BenRiach additionally enhances the peat richness through the use of malted barley dried in the traditional way over peat infused kilns, Curiositas is uniquely the only richly peated expression available today from the Speyside Region.
BenRiach, established in 1898, is one of the few distilleries with its own on-site floor maltings. Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression.
A 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.
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*Info taken from bottle