Benriach 10 Years Curiositas

The heavily peated Benriach Curiositas shows a thick cloud of smoke. After the smoke is gone you find some smoothness and sweetness that is being replaced by spices. The finish comes with a bit of peat smoke again and a slight bitterness.

The heavily peated Benriach Curiositas shows a thick cloud of smoke. After the smoke is gone you find some smoothness and sweetness that is being replaced by spices. The finish comes with a bit of peat smoke again and a slight bitterness.

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690
Benriach
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Oak cask, Oak cask
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Heather:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Honey:
Pear:
Spices:
Apple:
Caramel:
Floral:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Medicinal Smoke:
Zitrus:
Barley:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Plum:
Sherry:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Chili:
Fruit:
Malt:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Heather:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Leather:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Honey:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Oil:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Malt:
Herb:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Heather:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Coffee:
Iodine:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Strawberry:
Apple:
Berries:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Honey:
Leather:
Nuts:

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Tasting Notes 5

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06. May 2015
Nosing:
Peat smoke, apples and pears
Taste:
Oak, spiciness, peat smoke
Finish:
Medium with tar
10. Oct 2016
With 46% ABV, no chill-filtration and natural color, BenRiach 10 Curiositas is a craft presentation of a peated Speyside Single Malt. On the nose, you get hay, fresh herbs and a punch of peat smoke with bitter honey and faint saltiness. The peaty arrival is strong and mouth warming, turning aromatic and distantly sweet in the development. However, it also tastes slightly harsh and youngish. Dry peat smoke with some wood cask bitterness characterizes the rather weak finish. To conclude, it's a decent peated whisky but it doesn't have the caliber of Islay malts.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 86 pts
16. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Fruit Heather Vanilla Sweet Peat Smoke Spices Floral

Taste: Peat Smoke Spices Chili Sweet Oak Leather

Finish: Peat Smoke Chili Spices Chocolate Sweet Coffee Malt Bonfire Smoke

Comment:
05. Mar 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke coal tar soap, hospitals, creosote, roofing felt on a hot day. Fruit Sweet Sweet Vanilla menthol,

Taste: Peat Smoke Sweet Chili Sherry

Finish: Chili Spices Coffee

Comment:
milkbonez
31. May 2020
Nosing: Cake there is this cookie like sweetness to the nose. Like fresh baked goods. Peat Smoke but not a ton.Barley if there is a smokiness, it is nothing at all like the Islay's. Earthy, Herbs

Taste: Peat Smoke Herbs Floral Barley Nuts Spices Herbs this is like the definition of an "earthy" malt.

Finish: Peat Smoke Herbs quite quick for a smoky one.

Comment: This is medium peated, and a different kind of peatiness than the Islay's...it's definitely a weird one. I am not a "peat freak" but do enjoy the Islay's from time to time. But I'm not sure this one does it for me. Think I'll stick to Laphroaig. But if you are a peat freak this may be worth a sip as a change of pace from the heavy iodine profile of the Islays. I do enjoy Benriach, but not sure this is for me.
21. Jun 2020
26. Jul 2015
02. Jan 2016
03. Feb 2016
Nosing: Strong peat smoke and slight medicinal property. Pome type fruits

Taste: Peat smoke, tannin, spice. Tingles sides of tongue pleasantly.

Finish: Moderate. Peat smoke on exhale through the nose. No iodine after taste which is a plus for me.

Comment: Tasting was done with 4 or 5 drops of water. Very nice fairly heavily peated Speyside whisky. Goes very well with a full bodied cigar.

Mahler
29. Apr 2020