Scotch - Single Malt

BenRiach 10yr Old Curiositas Peated Malt Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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  • 2005

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BenRiach 10yr scotch "curiositas" uses a "heavily peated" barley. They deem it a return to the traditional scotches of the 19th century produced in the Speyside.

The BenRiach Distillery--which translates as "hill of the red deer"--was founded by John Duff in 1898 using locally grown barley and spring water drawn from the site of the distillery itself. They are one of the few distilleries that still use a malting floor in their production. BenRiach has been "very quietly" producing scotch since 1898. The distillery was purchased from Chivas by new ownership in 2004 and has since been proud of its independent ownership. Despite changing ownership, they claim "row upon row" of uninterrupted aging casks reaching back 40 years.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (39) (2016-09-27)
With 46% ABV, no chill-filtration and natural color, BenRiach 10 Curiositas is a craft presentation of a peated Speyside Single Malt. On the nose, you get hay, fresh herbs and a punch of peat smoke with bitter honey and faint saltiness. The peaty arrival is strong and mouth warming, turning aromatic and distantly sweet in the development. However, it also tastes slightly harsh and youngish. Dry peat smoke with some wood cask bitterness characterizes the rather weak finish. To conclude, it's a decent peated whisky but it doesn't have the caliber of Islay malts. RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 86 pts
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munkeyfuk munkeyfuk (8) (2012-12-26)
Really nice, not Islay peaty but a good balance with a sweetish finish. Recommended.
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