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BenRiach Curiositas

Overall rating 546 votes 82.30

Tastingtags

62 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
08 May 2017 6:11 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 84 points

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 84 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
90
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
25 May 2017 7:09 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
85
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
25 May 2017 7:21 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

coal smoke, iodine, cow dung, lavender, apples. very simple nose (that does not mean unpleasant)

Taste

very peaty, citrus fruits, salt, vanilla, malt and some nuts and poppy seeds in the very background. simple but good.

Finish

medium, still peaty

Comments

don´t drink this after you´ve had an older malt that´s matured and complex. it will be no pleasure but it´s a reasonable dram as a starter.

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
12 May 2017 9:11 pm
ctu gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sweet peat, lemonade and herbals

Taste

Smoke, caramelized citruses, vanilla and tobacco

Finish

Medium length with sour citruses and grass

Comments

Pleasant smoky / sour harmony with excellent price / value ratio.

malthead-1984
Expert Senior malthead-1984 Note
11 Apr 2017 8:10 pm
malthead-1984 gave this whisky 83 points

der etwas andere Smoker, sehr medizinisch sollte man als Alternative zu den Islay mal probiert haben. Rund und schön zu trinken, Perfekt zum Grillen

Tommyknocker
Expert Senior Tommyknocker Tasting note
24 Feb 2017 8:13 pm
Tommyknocker gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Bottling aus 2015: einfach und gut. Kein Stinker! Leicht grasiges, recht maritimes erstes Bild. Dazu viel süßer Honig, Bourbonnote, leichte nicht näher definierbare Gewürznote.

Taste

sehr mild, viel süßer und würziger Rauch. Doch schon einiges an guter Eiche. Vielleicht einen Ticken zu rauchig. Keine Spur von Frucht.

Finish

eher verhalten, salzig, rauchig, leicht süß.

Comments

eine einfache, aber runde, Islayalternative. Überzeugt genauso wie vor ca. 5 Jahren.

Wolv
Expert Senior Wolv Review note
11 Feb 2017 1:37 am
Wolv gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
84
Presentation
82
Ana Chronist
Expert Senior Ana Chronist Review note
06 Feb 2017 8:08 pm
Ana Chronist gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
80
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
80
Dottore
Expert Junior Dottore Tasting note
28 Jan 2017 6:57 pm
Dottore gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Phenolen, Grapefruit, geröstete Mandeln,weißer Zucker

Taste

leicht zu Beginn trotz seiner 46 %, dann aber etwas kräftiger, speichelanregend, vanillig-süß mit einer angenehmen Rauchnote. Mineralische Noten, leichte Säure. Gut.

Finish

angenehm, leicht bitter auf der Zungenspitze, unerwartet süß und lang verbleibend.

Comments

schöner Malt mit tollem PLV. Für einen 33€ Whisky großartig. 86 Pkt

dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Review note
27 Jan 2017 10:32 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
77
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
78
Price
90
Presentation
90
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