BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas

BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas
Whisky BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Type Single Malt
Cask American Oak,Bourbon cask,Rum
Age 10 years old
Abv 46%
Rating 81/100
Reviews of BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas
says on January 31, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

smooth but like a water, little peated

says on November 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

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.

Nose

Moderate ashy peat, slightly earthy. Salted caramel, refined black pepper, honey, banana, acacia, hint of nutmeg and vanilla.

Palate

Soft. Earth, black pepper, banana, lemon. Quite malty.

Finish

Ash, lemon zest, lemon grass.

says on November 8, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

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.

Nose

Feiner Holzrauch, Tannenharz, Bienenwachs und etwas roter Apfel

Palate

Rauch, etwas Teer, schwarzer Pfeffer dahinter Apfel, saftige rote Birne und süsse dunkle Rosinen

Finish

Pfeffer, trockener Rauch, sanfte fruchtige Süsse

says on October 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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.

says on September 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

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

Nose

Dry apricots, raisins, apple jam, light peat

Palate

Sweet, apricot, raisins, honey

says on July 11, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

peat and wood

says on February 19, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

A light whiskey, not much flavor for me, just sweetness. No smoke or Peat that I was expecting from other reviews and the label

Nose

Speyside honey, bit of medicinal aromas, malt

Palate

Sweet,

Finish

Sweet, burn

says on January 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Old gold

General description

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

Nose

Brine and malt

Palate

Saltwater and a slight bitterness. Malt, bacon.

Finish

Dry, salt pork

says on December 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smoky, woody, spicy

says on August 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

peaty, tangy with sweet floral notes

says on June 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

虽然是泥煤十年,实际上泥煤味并不重,香草味浓

Nose

酒味香草味

Palate

酒气较为扩散

Finish

没有后味

says on June 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

Peaty smoke with fruit. Very interesting and harmonic combination.

Nose

First peaty smoke, then very fast light fruits, like apple and peach. Later on a growing hint of medicinal phenols, and absence of fruit.

Palate

Sweet smoke, peat, less fruit than in the nose.

Finish

Loooong with this mild combination of peat and smoke.

says on April 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 67/100
Color: Old gold

General description

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.

says on April 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

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.

Nose

At first really really strong alcohol, too much, but on 2nd time - cold smoke, fruity sweetness, wet wood. The alcohol was simply too much.

Palate

Really spicy, wood, orange fruits sweetness maybe, malt, vanilla, smoke ofcourse.

Finish

Maybe honey, smoke, malt, throat waming a bit dry. My gums were a little bit numb from the alcohol.

says on April 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Peaty, good Speyside one

says on March 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 51/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on February 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

Nose

84

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

Taste

84

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.

Finish

82

Medium long, peat and smoke. Softly fading on a dry note. With water the finish becomes softer, less dry and a bit more fruity.

says on February 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Licht geturfd... lekker

says on January 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

léger peat mais manque de complexité

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Süssrauchig, blumig.
Eiche ist spürbar, leichte Bitterkeit, die diesen Whisky sehr spannend macht.

says on December 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Burnished

General description

Super lekker

says on November 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

rauchig und fruchtig

says on October 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Rauchig, blumig. Torfig und fruchtig im Geschmack, leicht würzig. Relativ langer Abgang.

says on September 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

a lovely peated Speyside expression. A big fan of this distilleries expressions

says on September 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

My 2nd favourite whisky for those special occasions, very peaty, not too harsh, punchy flavour

says on August 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Amber

General description

Not a great nose, I'll spare the description. Taste didn't seem too far from the Taslisker 10 yr. I prefer the talisker

says on May 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

very nice..strong peaty flavour..if your wanting to venture into peat flavours this is a good starting point at a reasonable price

says on April 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: White wine

General description

Nicht unbedingt schlecht, aber zu undefiniert; es fehlt an "Mitten"

Nose

Anfangs holzig, leicht bitter; nach einiger Zeit süß nach Weintraube, noch immer bitter; trockenes Laub, Äste

Palate

Weich und süß auf der Zungenspitze; schnell scharf und medizinisch; bitterer Rauch; verbranntes Karamell

Finish

Schnell und intensiv; Alkoholschärfe und Prickeln auf der Zunge bleibt

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Toller leivht rauchiger Whisky. Perfekt um einen warmen Sommer-Abend ausklingen zu lassen. Jung, spritzig, frisch, herrlich.

says on February 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

did i get a bad bottle? this whisky does not taste right me.

says on January 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Wow plenty of peat and smoke in this one I like it.

says on December 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale gold

General description

Unusual, smoky and fruity BenRiach. Great summer dram. Good Value.

Nose

First impression was pineapple, light smoke with a touch of oak. Very interesting and unique combination.

Palate

Pineapple again, even stronger and sweeter than the nose. Smoke is decently there. Smoked ham? Toast Hawaii?

Finish

Short to medium. The Pineapple is gone fast, smokiness remains a while longer.

says on December 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

good for nor Expansive wiskey. good peat and smoke

says on December 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

sehr torfig, sehr stark und intensiv

says on November 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

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!

says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Peaty, speyside

says on February 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peaty Speyside, very pleasant

says on February 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Peaty and speyside,but lack some islay falvor.

says on February 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Really good when you love the islands. A lot of peat and not too much smoke

says on December 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 57/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Peaty, quite nice.

says on October 17, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Peated, should be good for cooking.

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Sweet
  • Malt
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla
  • Smoky
  • Spice
  • Good
  • Oak
  • Bitter
  • Dry
  • Honey
  • Wood
  • Strong
  • Lovely
  • Pepper
  • Liquorice
  • Balanced
  • Lemon
  • Floral
  • Barley
  • Unusual
  • Sour
  • Salt
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