Tomatin releases Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage
Highland-based Tomatin Distillery has rolled out a limited edition 2005 vintage of its peated Cù Bòcan single malt.
Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition is matured in ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks, and offers aromas of butterscotch and toffee apples with flavours of candy floss and “gentle” peat smoke.
Just 11,400 bottles of this limited edition have been made available worldwide.
The Cù Bòcan range, first launched in 2013, is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin, and is described as a “lightly peated alternative” to the traditional fruit flavours of Tomatin single malt.
The distillery has been producing peated malt for the last week of every year since 2005.
This latest release follows the 1988 vintage, launched in May 2016.
Stephen Bremner, Sales Director commented: “When we started distilling peated whisky in 2005 it was intended to be used for our on-site blending activities. However when it became of age we recognised it had to be released as a single malt and so Cù Bòcan was born. “Three years down the line, we are constantly looking for ways to develop the brand and experiment with new expressions. This vintage release celebrates how our light, fruity flavours when combined with peated barley make for a sensational smoky spirit.”
Bottled at an abv of 50%, Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition is expected to retail at £49.99.