- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Peated Malt
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 09 Mar 2014 5:55 pm by MasonBones
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Curiositas
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.17 points
- An exceptional and different Benriach for a good price.
A good but refind peaty smoke and an agreeable medicinal nose. In a blind tasting I start in islay with a nose like this.
Peaty start with fruit and honey. With the second sip I get more iodine and a little more pepper taste. Smoke and oak are drying out your mouth later.
A sweet and woody finish.
- The sweetness is quite surprising after the heavy smoky, medicinal nose.
Peat smoke, medicinal, almost Laphroaig-like, burnt toffee, iodine, over time a sweetness appears, vaguely grassy.
With water - much gentler, a little TCP
Initially very sweet, almost candy sweet, heavy peat smoke, iodine, sticking plasters.
With water - gentler smoke
Long, peat smoke, hints of sugar dance around the edge, herbal
With water - sasparella
- A great whisky from a fantastic distillery. Many great flavors balance out. Only the departure has not succeeded.
Of course, the smoke sticks out first, but a bit softer than most Islay malts. Then you smell raisin, orange and at the end a trace of old leather.
After the smoke develops the whisky a nice sweetness of milk chocolate and finally a slightly medical note.
The departure is unfortunately the weakness of the bottling. Slightly bitter, somewhat sulphurous, the whisky literally falls over.
- Very tasty, without smoke, he would probably rather boring. (Bottlecode LG61306)
firstly medium-sized peat smoke with more medicinal character, with lots of vanilla and some light fruit, barley, sweetened lemon jelly, the smoke is ashier, some tobacco and wet leather behind, peeled ham, juicy papaya with blossom honey, minimal oak and spice
neat, smoke is very present, sweet, fruity, spicy oak and vanilla, malt, some pepper, liquid blossom honey, a hint of caramel and orange, slightly bitter, maritime notes
medium long and dry with smoke, pepper, malty, vanilla, cocoa powder, sea
- If the overly clear ammonia / uric acid note were not in the nose, it would be a respectable young peated malt. But so it is only the failed attempt of a Speyside distillery to copy the models from Islay.
Significantly peat, which weakens over time. Smoked ham, tar, lemon / pineapple. The longer you go, the more the peat moves into the background. Rather, the peat exchanges its place with an ammonia / uric acid note, which pushes with outstretched elbows in the foreground.
Smoke, herbs. The ammonia note does not show on the palate. Dry, astringent. Citrus fruits.
Relatively long, relatively smoky, but without leaving a lasting impression.
- Pretty OK, but I wouldn't buy a whole bottle of this. It gets boring too quickly.
Lime, peat, vanilla, papaya, malt sugar and a whiff of wine gum.
Lime, peat, gingerbread spices, chocolate, vanilla, pepper and again that touch of wine gums.
Lime, vanilla, peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread and pepper.