Back before the industrial revolution, most malt whisky distilleries in Scotland were producing spirit that was, to some extant, peated. This was true even for those producers in Speyside, now known for creating maltier, creamy and honeyed drams – nearly always unpeated. Therefore, this peated Speysider from BenRiach is a whisky that harks back to history and breaks the mould.
Septendecim (which translates roughly as “seventeen”) can be seen as something of the sequel to the ten year old Curiositas, which is also a well-peated whisky. Expect notes of toffee, honey, peat smoke, burnt oak and caramelised fruits. Bottled at 46% ABV, this whisky is natural coloured and non chill filtered, meaning it is full of the natural flavours of the spirit, and nothing else.
This miniature is perfect for trying this dram without committing to a full bottle.