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BenRiach Curiositas

Overall rating
82.22/100
votes
704
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Bottled
12.10.2006
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Aug 2007 7:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43,12

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704 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Curiositas

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.22 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. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      slightly smoky, some bourbon sweetness
    • Taste
      81 81
      smoky, influences of bourbon, but not complex
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. 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.

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Neat!
    • 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

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