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Overall rating
83.06/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
18.12.2007
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2009 6:03 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,50

3 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Curiositas

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.06 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    This is a great peated whisky from BenRiach and in time will go down as a classic.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. molar3rd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat, sort of dusty peat, underneath sits some wood and ,also some fruity notes (cherubs).

    Palate: Sweetness of the barley, and fruit is well integrated with the massive peat and some spices (cinnamon,pepper). The palate is really nice, and much sweeter than the nose suggests. Lovely Mix.

    Finish: Long, with long lasting peat, wee wood, and some cocoa/coffee bitterness, intertwined with the sweeter sugary notes of barley.

    Bottom line :

    a very enjoyable peated Speysider. Not Ultra Complex, and the nose could use a bit more Oomph and style. however the palate and finish make up for it.

    I seem to like those BernRiachs. Well made, and at a good price point.

    Who said good peated malts can only be found on Islay?

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/01/18/quick-dram-benriach-curiositas/

     

  3. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky peat, fruity, flowery, heather
    • Taste
      Balanced, bittersweet, peat smoke, oak
    • Finish
      Medium long, oak, smoke

  5. Roel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Lacked a bit of strenght. Good price/quality ratio nonetheless.

  6. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    This was a presant off the kids. A wonderfull peaty malt. I do love the peaty ones
    • Nose
      Nice and smokey with wet moss and heather
    • Taste
      Thick with peat and feels oily in the mouth
    • Finish
      Vanilla on the finishing line makes this malt a classic

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