The Smoky Ten is distilled using malted barley smoked with Highland peat. This wood rich Highland peat imparts distinctly sweet and smoky notes into Benriach peated whiskies. Enriched with three cask maturation using bourbon barrels, toasted virgin oak and Jamaican rum casks for layers of sunripe fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and toasted oak spice. The Smoky Ten is an ideal introduction for explorers wanting to try a different style of peated whisky to the more traditional Islay malts.
“Intense smoked applewood flavour with honeyed sugar maple, all woven together with rich layers of smoke.” - Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Benriach
Nose: Ripe orchard fruit syrup, smoked honey glaze and oak spice
Palate: Smoked applewood, honey maple and spiced pear finishing with lingering fruit and smoked oak
Smoke Level: Rich
BenRiach 10YO Curiositas
Curiositas is a 10 year old, peated release from the BenRiach distillery in what they call the 'classic Speyside style'. A distinct malt with great depth and a bittersweet balance.
Nose:Sweet grassy malt, succulent fudge and hints of smoke and heather lead. There's a touch of malmsey underneath with fragrant honey and mellow oak.
Palate:Caramelised sugar and strong cereal flavours form the core. Marshmallows, ripe stone fruit and a warm nuttiness develop while peppery spice tingles in the backdrop with green wood smoke.
Finish:Bittersweet with slight suggestions of dry oak, beeswax and fennel.
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