Strength: 46 %
BenRiach produces one of the few peated speyside or highland malts (the only other I can think of is Ardmore). The peat is strong on the nose, but one can also pick out more traditional speyside notes: honey, clover, and heather. The whisky is malty and thick, with strong, competing flavors. Curiositas is not particularly well-balanced between the peat and heather (as compared to a Highland Park), but it is an interesting drink, particularly as a sort of throwback to when speysiders were peated. The finish is smoky and coats the throat with a burnt honey flavor. Good effort, but lets leave the peating to the islanders. 84 points (B).
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