The BenRiach Curiositas is so named because it is a peated Speysider. This is a curiosity indeed, since the classic Speyside taste profile is unpeated. BenRiach is an independent, innovative distillery that offers a wide range of diverse whiskies such as the Fumosus range of peated whisky in a variety of finishes and the Septendecim 17 year old. We have no idea why they have this Latin fixation!
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sweet peat, lemon drops. Tropical fruit jelly. A faint hint of apple and sandalwood.
Palate: Sooty smoke, lots of tinned exotic fruits, peat, and barley cocoa. A gorgeous mix.
Retails for around £30