Cù Bòcan 2006 vintage whisky beast

Tomatin did it again. The distillery added another smokey and mystical whisky beast to their whisky range, Cù Bòcan 2006 vintage, a limited edition.

The Cù Bòcan brand is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin and was launched in 2013 as a lightly peated alternative to the traditional fruity flavours of Tomatin single malt.

This vintage edition was matured in a combination of ex-Oloroso Sherry butts and ex-Bourbon barrels, for over 10 years. The alcohol percentage is higher when compared to the standard no age statement edition. The Cù Bòcan is non-chill filtered, a method of whisky making for removing the residue.

This whisky is a true match for my taste, a fantastic whisky. When you close your eyes while nosing this Cù Bòcan edition, you see yourself walking across the highlands looking around. The hope to see a glimpse of the mythical Highland hellhound. A fantastic whisky you could drink on a winters day, after a long walk in the snow, in front of the fireplace of your tiny house. Somewhere in the highlands …..

Cù Bòcan 2006 Vintage – 50%

  • Color:  Nice amber
  • Nose: Sweet, mandarin, citrus, orange peel, blue plum, dark chocolate, warm fudge, vanilla, hints of cloves, cinnamon, almonds and salty edges
  • Taste: Cinnamon, honey, citrus, sweet, chopped dark chocolate, pear drops, tangerine, sherry notes and a complexity of smoke, almond oil and bitter chocolate
  • Finish: Oily and warm

Suggestions: Pure, no ice or water. Taste the beast, like the Cù Bòcan 2006 should be.

Grade: 8 out of 10

For more information, you could visit Tomatin.



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