BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old

BenRiach

Curiositas 10 Year Old

(0.7l, 46%)


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Peat it is, you see, but from the forest, not the sea. 

The BenRiach distillery, one of the few independent Scottish distilleries left, was founded in 1898 by John Duff. The distillery has largely remained inactive during the 20th century since it was mothballed in 1900 due to the collapse of a major Scotch Whisky purchaser. It was reopened again in 1965, but remained struggling until 2004 when it was acquired by an independent consortium. The company is now lead by two South African funding partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, and Scotch expert Billy Walker.  

The Curiositas 10 Year Old is an unusual Whisky to be made in a Speyside distillery, they’re more commonly produced in the western isle of Islay. It’s aged, as the name suggest, for 10 years in oak casks, reaffirming the traditionalist’s belief that peated malts achieve an optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. The Curiositas 10 Year Old has a PPM Value (Phenol Parts per Million) of 55, which is very high. 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    BenRiach
  • Age
    10 Year Old

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smoky
honey
phenols
vanilla
slightly sweet
oak
citrus
cereal
sour
What does BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Rich golden amber. 

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet peat combined with hints of honey, cereal grains, citrus fruit and oaky vanilla.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
A complex mix of honey sweetness, heather, nuts, malted barley, iodine and citrus. 

Finish
Long and bittersweet. Fresh with vanilla, honey, cocoa, dried grass and fennel. An enjoyable lingering smoky peatiness. 
 
Ratings & Reviews
Avrom
Avrom,
Solid 10 year. Neat smoky start with a vanilla finish.
Johann
Johann,
Smokey, with a good dose of phenols.
Polona
Polona,
Strong peaty - farmy, mineraly Not balanced sweetness in the taste
Robert
Robert,
too much of a smoke flavor, tastes like someone dropped some liquid smoke into the bottle
Andrew
Andrew,
Great flavor. Smooth and smokey finish. If you like scotch, this is very pleasant.
Richard
Richard,
Great for the price
Alex
Alex,
Nicely smoky with just enough sweet to notice it; the peat is not over baring at all. Makes for a very nice drink to sip.
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Spicy on the first sip, but it smooths out on the second sip. Sweet on the nose with an awesome smokey peat to round it out.
Stephen
Stephen,
Delicious! The aroma is dominated by honey, and it hits hard on the first sip. It's light on the smoke. A very 'warm' scotch.
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