BenRiach 10 Curiositas
Added on Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $58 Availability: Better Stores

All bourbon maturation 

Member Ratings and Notes
The nose has that elusive farty character that I may never find a better adjective to describe. The palate is a lot better than the nose, and indeed yummy.  B-

Retaste (again blind): Nose is generally smokey, with strong smell of old books.  Specific smoke smell of BBQ grill.  I really like the palate.  Smoke as expected, with pine/mint notes.  Medium-sweet thread runs throughout in the background.  Also spice.  Somewhat dry.  Finishes as before at length, becoming bitter and drying.  Tickles my fancy with smoke and spice.  B/B+
Somewhat medicinal in the nose.  Smoky taste that's short lived, with a rough and quick finish.  Just smoky enough.  It reminds me of a John Ford & John Wayne film. 
Light smoke and peat in the nose with unidentifiable fruit, bubblegum.  The palate is a nice balance of peat, lemon, and sugar.  Finish is medicinal, short, and dry. 
Peat monster... fruity nose, plum.  Hard to describe, this is interesting.  i like it but can't poinpoint the flavor. 
Smooth and a bit thin.  I'm finding little to say... but I'm not sure if that's due to the taste of the whiskey, or the whiskey I've been drinking. 
Chocolate nose.  Rich, full oak in a good way, rich and buttery.  Very good, heavy, thick, slightly sweet goodness. 

n:  Little bit of sulpher


p: sulpher and tar.  Hells malt (guess Hell ain't so bad).  Bit thin on the mouthfeel.

Sweet honey mixed with smokey goodness.  A drop of water opens it up nicely. Nice bang for your buck here. 
The peat comes right at you in the nose, with some fruit underneath it.  The taste that hits you first is some sweetness, an almost sugary sweetness, followed by smoke. The finish returns to fruit and a bit of the smoke.

I don't think I've had a smoky Scotch that was this sweet and fruity before.  A different take on peat. 

N: Rotten fruit, sour, smokey

P: Sweeter than the nose leads on. Definite peatiness

F: Strong smokiness, lingers forever (or is it my cigar?)


Not bad. Not a terrible alternative to Laphroaig for the price. 

Big peat and BBQ notes. Tar, bandaid and iodine. Vanilla and citrus undertones on palate. Short finish.  
Sweet Earthy body of mulch and malted barley, nice build up of sweet and peat. Distillate shows well.
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