Benriach 10 Year Old Curiositas Miniature
5cl/40% Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression. This 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 â€“ this is a dram to be savoured with a dash of water. TASTING NOTES NOSE -An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak. COLOUR - Rich amber TASTE - An avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.