Tomatin releases Cù Bòcan 2006 Vintage
Highland distillery Tomatin has rolled out a limited edition 2006 vintage of its peated Cù Bòcan single malt.
Bottled at 50% abv, the whisky is matured in first fill ex-Bourbon and ex-oloroso Sherry casks.
Limited to 9,000 bottles, Cù Bòcan 2006 Vintage Edition has “warm, festive flavours” with a “gentle touch of peat smoke”.
The Cù Bòcan range, first launched in 2013, is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin. The range was created as a “lightly peated alternative to the traditional fruity flavours of Tomatin single malt”.
The distillery has been producing peated malt for the last week of every year since 2005.
The latest release follows the 1989 vintage in 2014, along with the virgin oak, Sherry and Bourbon expressions in 2015, the 1988 vintage and the 2005 vintage launched in 2016.
“As the Cù Bòcan brand continues to grow – sales have grown 15% year to date on last year – our followers have been eagerly awaiting news of the next limited edition to complement the standard edition, which is available all year round,” said Jennifer Masson, marketing manager.
“This year, the added value provided by the unique branded glass adds to the drink-at home experience. The whisky itself is sweet and full with underlying light, earthy smoke and warm winter spice flavours, perfect for enjoying over the winter months and as a festive gift.”
Cù Bòcan 2006 Vintage Edition is currently being rolled out worldwide and is expected to retail at £52.99.