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BenRiach Curiositas

Overall rating
81.17/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
LF60793
Added on
09 Mar 2014 5:55 pm by MasonBones

Average value

€ 6,03

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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

  1. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An exceptional and different Benriach for a good price.
    • Nose
      A good but refind peaty smoke and an agreeable medicinal nose. In a blind tasting I start in islay with a nose like this.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      A sweet and woody finish.

  3. Halem scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Matt80 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The sweetness is quite surprising after the heavy smoky, medicinal nose.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, medicinal, almost Laphroaig-like, burnt toffee, iodine, over time a sweetness appears, vaguely grassy.

      With water - much gentler, a little TCP
    • Taste
      Initially very sweet, almost candy sweet, heavy peat smoke, iodine, sticking plasters.

      With water - gentler smoke
    • Finish
      Long, peat smoke, hints of sugar dance around the edge, herbal

      With water - sasparella

  5. Bosi scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A great whisky from a fantastic distillery. Many great flavors balance out. Only the departure has not succeeded.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      After the smoke develops the whisky a nice sweetness of milk chocolate and finally a slightly medical note.
    • Finish
      The departure is unfortunately the weakness of the bottling. Slightly bitter, somewhat sulphurous, the whisky literally falls over.

  6. Astrid scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      65 65

  7. Astrid scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty, without smoke, he would probably rather boring. (Bottlecode LG61306)
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      medium long and dry with smoke, pepper, malty, vanilla, cocoa powder, sea

  8. Archer scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Smoke, herbs. The ammonia note does not show on the palate. Dry, astringent. Citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, relatively smoky, but without leaving a lasting impression.

  9. Archer scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Pretty OK, but I wouldn't buy a whole bottle of this. It gets boring too quickly.
    • Nose
      Lime, peat, vanilla, papaya, malt sugar and a whiff of wine gum.
    • Taste
      Lime, peat, gingerbread spices, chocolate, vanilla, pepper and again that touch of wine gums.
    • Finish
      Lime, vanilla, peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread and pepper.

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