BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old

BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


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Peat it is, you see. Only 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 suggests, 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. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

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smoky
honey
phenols
vanilla
citrus
oak
slightly sweet
sour
cereal
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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich golden amber.

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

Flavor / 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.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Karolis
Karolis,
I found it lacking taste compared to the the other two in the box
 
alexey
alexey,
Smoky, peaty, and salty in perfect proportions. A hint of vanilla but not overpowering. Very smooth and pleasant.
 
Ben
Ben,
Nose: caramel, burnt toffee, butterscotch, Taste: Moist buttery arrival, light smokey and peaty notes, candid fruit. Bottled at 46% some heat on the finish without water. With water and some time a sweetness of some honey vanilla creep in as well as some cereal notes at the top of the glass.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smoother than expected. Peaty, but not overpowering. Great for an intro to peatier scotch’s
 
Dave
Dave,
I enjoy peaty Scotch and this was a milder peat to me. It was tasty, with a nice, smooth vanilla/honey finish and a nifty nose of the sea. If Laphroaig or Ardbeg are too peaty for you, then the mildness of this might work for you.
 
William
William,
Unique for a speyside. Heavily peated but I feel that it cuts off the other flavors before they can develop
 
Jacob
Jacob,
I love me some peat... but it was just ok.
 
Michael
Michael,
Its good but if you like the peat there are better drams.
 
Christine
Christine,
Smokey and sweet - nice and rich. A little extra kick from the 46% alcohol content, but it actually complements the flavor. Would never have guessed this was a Speyside - much more like an Islay!
 
Jedediah
Jedediah,
Not something I liked a bit to smoky for me
 
Daniel
Daniel,
It's a good scotch. Phenols overwhelms the smoke more than I prefer with a bit of a noticable burn that lasts. The honey does come out great with the smoke and a little vanilla. Overall pretty good for a 10 year.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Apple peel and spice on the nose. Oily and creamy palate with notes of custard and baking spice. I would drink this again.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Tasty, beautiful, well-balanced whisky. Not what I was expecting from a Speyside and surprisingly low price point.
 
guest
guest,
Beautiful peaty taste.
 
Brian
Brian,
One of my favourite peated malts.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Disgusting! I’ve had better $20 bottles of scotch.
 
James
James,
Smokey and good, great finish.
 
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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