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BenRiach Curiositas

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Aug 2007 7:00 pm

Average value

€ 43,12

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690 × member ratings

1478 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Curiositas

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.28 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    With 46% ABV, no chill-filtration and natural color, BenRiach 10 Curiositas is a craft presentation of a peated Speysider. On the nose, you get hay, fresh herbs and a punch of peat smoke with bitter honey and faint saltiness. The arrival is strong and mouth warming, turning more aromatic and distantly sweet in the development. However, it also tastes a bit young and rough. Dry peat smoke with a touch of oak cask bitterness characterizes the rather weak finish. To conclude, it's a decent 'peated alternative' but without the caliber of an Islay Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    My first review :-) So I'm not sure if it's very thrustworthy...
    I really like this one. Every time I drink this, the room smells of it the day after....
    (2017 LL bottling)
    • Nose
      83 83
      ashes, old smoke, fresh tobacco, (wet?) wood, hard to define fresh sweetness
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily & mouth-filling, smoke, fruity & flowery sweetness, a little bit of bitter.
      I don't have the need to add water to it. I do have the feeling that it get's a bit more flat if it stays too long in the glass.
    • Finish
      85 85
      sweet smoke, medium to long. straightforward & easy.

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Distinct smoke, plus the classic ex-bourbon barrel, vanilla, green apple, sweet, slightly malty, marzipan, waxy,
    • Taste
      83 83
      starts oily, sweet, the apple is slightly riper in the mouth, sweet, malt, the smoke brings a little spice, behind the mouth becomes a mouthfeel more watery
    • Finish
      82 82
      the apple remains present, the smoke is still ashen over everything, bitter, long-lasting, warming

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes with caution, since smoke and I are not friends !!

    for me too shallow too easy
    and too much smoke that covers a lot
    • Nose
      clearly smoke, minimal fruit, slightly caramel and sweetness, later cheese or better cheese feet
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      clearly smoke, oak, campfire, flint from the lighter
    • Finish
      long, smoke, sweet fights through, later espresso, very late sulfur / boulders

  6. Adamos scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    good for the first impression , but not a big fan at the moment
    • Nose
      very intense somke and peat , with some dry fruits, Young
    • Taste
      punch of somke and fruits, spirit and sweetness 
    • Finish
      smoke smoke smoke... 

  7. Adamos scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    I just had maybe 3 of glasses of this particular bottle. 

    BIG punch of somke and peat at the biggining but not that great eventualy. I could expect more from BenRiach. 

    Well it's a buddget bottle it's good to try but I wouldn't rescomend that much. 

    Funny story ... I spilled some on my shirt the other day. The intese of somke and peateness stayed there for another 4-5 days. Similar like You do the fire place ater a rainy day. You know hawt I mean ;)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      58 58

  8. Jordanite scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    [Update:Sep2018] After two months aeration the character of this malt has changed. The nose is now a mixture of juicy apples and pears, alongside a pleasant smokiness and faint saltiness. This carries into the taste with more pear, smoke and salt. Unlike the freshly opened bottle there are no longer the off notes that were originally so disappointing. The finish continues with more fruit and a lingering smokiness. This is much more pleasant.

    [Original tastings: June/July2018] The nose begins with a big peaty hit, after some time come hints of citrus and pear. The taste began like the nose, with a big, enjoyable peat punch. However this gave way to a disappointing, slightly-off sourness and some light herbal/cardboardy notes. The finish ended quickly with an unpleasant, grassy bitterness.

    Review for 2017 bottling: LL13807.

  9. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Nice young slightly smoky single malt, nice
    • Nose
      A lot of medicine, small smoky notes, bright fruits
    • Taste
      Light medicine, full fruit
    • Finish
      Short finish but explosive, slightly tingling


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