yag says on January 31, 2021
smooth but like a water, little peated
|Whisky||BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas|
|Cask||American Oak,Bourbon cask,Rum|
|Age||10 years old|
smooth but like a water, little peated
Do you know what’s there in common between children in Africa and BenRiach 10yo Curiousitas? They need water badly.
It all starts with a restrained peat that is primarily ashy with slight earthy notes. Surprising salt and imminent rum effect create a little salty caramel impression, powdered with mild black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg and vanilla. At this point it lacks a core badly and seems to be a very immature whisky. Water fixes that, developing cask effect really well through brining up honey, banana, acacia and little bit of extra-earthiness.
The palate is soft, with the same mild black pepper, earthiness, banana and newly appeared lemon (quite sour, yet not irritating); finishing with ash, lemon and lemongrass. Charred oak is barely noticed.
Was I expecting a making people faint peatiness, or a frying your nose spiciness, or a drifting on an empty ocean saltiness from a speysider? Nope, I didn’t, though a little more character would be good. Nonetheless, decent flavor range, decent whisky.
Moderate ashy peat, slightly earthy. Salted caramel, refined black pepper, honey, banana, acacia, hint of nutmeg and vanilla.
Soft. Earth, black pepper, banana, lemon. Quite malty.
Ash, lemon zest, lemon grass.
Ein toller Speysidewhisky, der durch den sanften Rauch eine superspannende zusätzliche Dimension bekommt. Wer einen Islay-Rauch erwartet, wird hier wohl nicht glücklich. Wer aber einen spannenden Whisky erwartet, bei dem man immer wieder neue Aromen entdecken kann, wird diesen Whisky mögen.
In Sache Preis- / Leistungsverhältnis ist dieser Whisky ein Muss.
Feiner Holzrauch, Tannenharz, Bienenwachs und etwas roter Apfel
Rauch, etwas Teer, schwarzer Pfeffer dahinter Apfel, saftige rote Birne und süsse dunkle Rosinen
Pfeffer, trockener Rauch, sanfte fruchtige Süsse
A welcome combination of smoke and sweet but in a different style than Islay whiskies. Oak wood, a little wine, white flesh fruits and nuts. Easy to drink and more premium for its price tag. Reminds me Glenlivet 15 French Oak a lot.
Ideal combination of excellent aroma, sweetness (not so overweighted like in Aberlour 12 and Glendronach 12), light peat. Adding water is making its sweetness more distinct
Dry apricots, raisins, apple jam, light peat
Sweet, apricot, raisins, honey
peat and wood
A light whiskey, not much flavor for me, just sweetness. No smoke or Peat that I was expecting from other reviews and the label
Speyside honey, bit of medicinal aromas, malt
Speyside? Okay, if you say so... My hat is off to the Master Distiller. This is every inch on par with Lagavulin for nose, flavor, and depth of character
Brine and malt
Saltwater and a slight bitterness. Malt, bacon.
Dry, salt pork
smoky, woody, spicy
peaty, tangy with sweet floral notes
Peaty smoke with fruit. Very interesting and harmonic combination.
First peaty smoke, then very fast light fruits, like apple and peach. Later on a growing hint of medicinal phenols, and absence of fruit.
Sweet smoke, peat, less fruit than in the nose.
Loooong with this mild combination of peat and smoke.
I bought this one because of the high reviews but don't like it. There is a good peaty smoke in the aroma, bit the finish is mediciney and taste like chloraseptic throat spray. Not for me and the only whiskey in my collection that I don't want to drink.
I had a cognac glass so It may be something different than reality but It reminded me in Laphroaigh Select in a weaker fruity way.
At first really really strong alcohol, too much, but on 2nd time - cold smoke, fruity sweetness, wet wood. The alcohol was simply too much.
Really spicy, wood, orange fruits sweetness maybe, malt, vanilla, smoke ofcourse.
Maybe honey, smoke, malt, throat waming a bit dry. My gums were a little bit numb from the alcohol.
Peaty, good Speyside one
Very hot sharp initially with lots of peat and spices quickly rushing in. Yet almost as a contradiction as there's lots of it, the peat is not overwhelming nor is this dram to tcp tasting. This is probably largely due to the sweetness that also comes in along with smoke and wood. Very short aftertaste. A fine whisky but alas a bit too sharp/hot for my tastes.
A very well made, decent whisky, well balanced and to the point. Perhaps not the most complex or spectacular BenRiach, but it's rather flawless and a solid malternative for a peated Islay, as it is not unsimilar to say, Bowmore Tempest.
Peaty on the nose, with some soft smoke joining in. Some ripe fruit (apple, apricot, sweet pear) with a hint of nutty spices in the background.
After adding a wee drop of water, I picked up some mintiness
the nose continuous, but it's more integrated, a well balanced amalgamation of the different notes I picked up in the nose.
With a drop of water the taste becomes drier and a bit ashy.
Medium long, peat and smoke. Softly fading on a dry note. With water the finish becomes softer, less dry and a bit more fruity.
Licht geturfd... lekker
léger peat mais manque de complexité
Eiche ist spürbar, leichte Bitterkeit, die diesen Whisky sehr spannend macht.
rauchig und fruchtig
Rauchig, blumig. Torfig und fruchtig im Geschmack, leicht würzig. Relativ langer Abgang.
a lovely peated Speyside expression. A big fan of this distilleries expressions
My 2nd favourite whisky for those special occasions, very peaty, not too harsh, punchy flavour
Not a great nose, I'll spare the description. Taste didn't seem too far from the Taslisker 10 yr. I prefer the talisker
very nice..strong peaty flavour..if your wanting to venture into peat flavours this is a good starting point at a reasonable price
Nicht unbedingt schlecht, aber zu undefiniert; es fehlt an "Mitten"
Anfangs holzig, leicht bitter; nach einiger Zeit süß nach Weintraube, noch immer bitter; trockenes Laub, Äste
Weich und süß auf der Zungenspitze; schnell scharf und medizinisch; bitterer Rauch; verbranntes Karamell
Schnell und intensiv; Alkoholschärfe und Prickeln auf der Zunge bleibt
Toller leivht rauchiger Whisky. Perfekt um einen warmen Sommer-Abend ausklingen zu lassen. Jung, spritzig, frisch, herrlich.
did i get a bad bottle? this whisky does not taste right me.
Wow plenty of peat and smoke in this one I like it.
Unusual, smoky and fruity BenRiach. Great summer dram. Good Value.
First impression was pineapple, light smoke with a touch of oak. Very interesting and unique combination.
Pineapple again, even stronger and sweeter than the nose. Smoke is decently there. Smoked ham? Toast Hawaii?
Short to medium. The Pineapple is gone fast, smokiness remains a while longer.
good for nor Expansive wiskey. good peat and smoke
sehr torfig, sehr stark und intensiv
smoky on the nose, also a little sour. big peat on the taste but not overpowering. subtle fruits afterwards, then finishes with alot of spices! excellent whisky!
peaty Speyside, very pleasant
Peaty and speyside,but lack some islay falvor.
Really good when you love the islands. A lot of peat and not too much smoke
Peaty, quite nice.
Peated, should be good for cooking.
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Islands, Single Malt, 46.3%
Speyside, Single Malt, 46%