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, beatbery 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 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.