Scotch - Single Malt

BenRiach 10yr Old Curiositas Peated Malt Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

Bottle/Rating Data

Rating Description

This spirit has received awards in the past but not recently enough to qualify for a Proof66 Rating.
Login to Edit This Bottle

Personal Lists

Login to save this bottle to one or more of your personal lists.

Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2005

Proof66 Notes

BenRiach 10yr scotch "curiositas" uses a "heavily peated" barley. They deem it a return to the traditional scotches of the 19th century produced in the Speyside.

The BenRiach Distillery--which translates as "hill of the red deer"--was founded by John Duff in 1898 using locally grown barley and spring water drawn from the site of the distillery itself. They are one of the few distilleries that still use a malting floor in their production. BenRiach has been "very quietly" producing scotch since 1898. The distillery was purchased from Chivas by new ownership in 2004 and has since been proud of its independent ownership. Despite changing ownership, they claim "row upon row" of uninterrupted aging casks reaching back 40 years.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (39) (2016-09-27)
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
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Login to vote or comment on this review.
munkeyfuk munkeyfuk (8) (2012-12-26)
Really nice, not Islay peaty but a good balance with a sweetish finish. Recommended.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Login to vote or comment on this review.

Tags

We have been busy tagging every bottle on our site with keywords. Click on a tag to search on that keyword and find other bottles with that same characteristic.

Barcodes

Here are the barcodes we have collected from various sizes of this bottle. If you have additional barcodes please submit them to us!
  • 060088790380
  • 087000653184
  • 087229121044
    See an error? We try very hard to have accurate information for every bottle, but sometimes we miss something or just plain get it wrong. If you see any information or data that is in error for this bottle, please report the error to us and we'll get it corrected right away. Cheers!

    Advertisements

    Join Mora

    Related Products