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
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