BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery BenRiach
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • honey
  • phenols
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • oak
  • slightly sweet
  • sour
  • cereal

BenRiach

Curiositas 10 Year Old (0.75l, 46%)
Price $58.99

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Peat it is, you see. Only from the forest, not the sea. 

The BenRiach distillery was founded in 1898 by John Duff. The distillery has largely remained inactive during the 20th century since it was mothballed in 1900 due to the collapse of a major Scotch Whisky purchaser. It was reopened again in 1965, but remained struggling until 2004 when it was acquired by an independent consortium. The company was led by two South African funding partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, and Scotch expert Billy Walker, and is now owned by Brown-Forman.

The Curiositas 10 Year Old is an unusual Whisky to be made in a Speyside distillery, they’re more commonly produced in the western isle of Islay. It’s aged, as the name suggests, for 10 years in oak casks, reaffirming the traditionalist’s belief that peated malts achieve an optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. The Curiositas 10 Year Old has a PPM Value (Phenol Parts per Million) of 55, which is very high. 
 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery BenRiach
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Rich golden amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Sweet peat combined with hints of honey, cereal grains, citrus fruit and oaky vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A complex mix of honey sweetness, heather, nuts, malted barley, iodine and citrus.

Finish
Long and bittersweet. Fresh with vanilla, honey, cocoa, dried grass and fennel. An enjoyable lingering smoky peatiness.
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  • smoky
  • honey
  • phenols
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • oak
  • slightly sweet
  • sour
  • cereal
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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